G4S, the global integrated security company, has reduced its fuel bill by £1.13million for its fleet of 2,234 cash-in-transit vehicles thanks to a number of initiatives.
It has also achieved a 7% reduction in emissions, making a significant contribution to the company’s overall carbon footprint as its cash-in-transit vehicles account for around a third of the company’s total carbon emissions in the UK.
The initiatives include:
- Reducing the size of the fleet by 84 vehicles in 2012.
- Introducing two fully electric cash-in-transit vehicles – the first in the world – resulting in a saving of 4,974kg CO2 per year per vehicle.
- Fitting 210 vans with photovoltaic (PV) panels, which provide additional power and help to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from engine idling in traffic or when parked.
- New state of the art telematics technology allowing for tracking, mapping and feedback of driver behaviour, which has improved fuel efficiency, reduced traffic accidents and engine idling.
These initiatives have enabled G4S to lower total fleet mileage and reduce engine idling by 40%.
It reduced the amount of money spent on fuel in 2012 by 13.9% while maintaining customer service levels.
Darren Bell (pictured), head of fleet management at G4S UK and Ireland and winner of the 'Fleet Manager of the Year' award at the 2014 Fleet News Awards, said: “We are delighted to have achieved such a significant reduction in emissions from our fleet.
"By continuing to use the latest innovative technology and operating our fleet as efficiently as possible, we are confident that we will be able to further reduce our environmental impact.”
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