Vehicle leasing and fleet management company Arval has called upon its longstanding relationship with Energy Saving Trust (EST) to promote and deliver environmental awareness training to employees so that they are better placed to advise customers.
This Green Fleet Management training is delivered by EST and designed to raise awareness of carbon footprints and their role in fleet management, explore cost and carbon reduction initiatives, provide an overview of the alternative fuel market and talk through the tax implications for fleets.
As part of its focus on delivering advice to customers, Arval was quick to implement the training for a number of reasons. It increases the knowledge and skills of employees, it covers a very topical area that directly impacts business fleets from a cost and CSR perspective, and it provides direct benefit to Arval customers through the advice and information that employees pass onto them.
Delivered by an Energy Saving Trust expert, the face-to-face training which lasts for around three-hours has been initially delivered to the Arval SME Division. Julie Curtis, business manager within this area put her team through the training. She said: "This is a great example of how education and knowledge helps our employees to provide effective support to customers so that they can make the right decisions. The environmental impact of company vehicles is an important but rapidly changing area and so it is important to have access to the latest information."
Andrea Hider, fleet support executive at Arval took part in the training, she says: "Training provided by an expert third-party provider is always really useful. It was reinforced at the session that the environmental impact of company vehicles should be a central part of vehicle selection and EST were able to clearly show exactly why."