COMMITMENTS IN ACTION
With our goal-oriented culture, we’ve started many programmes and have put commitments on paper to reduce our impact on the environment over time. From our 20/20 Vision for energy consumption and 50 Million Tree Pledge to our customer-inclusive programmes that encourage cleaner technologies and practices, we’re making a difference in a number of ways, and tracking as we go.
Roundabout Renovations Mark Milestone
To commemorate 20 years of business in the United Kingdom, Enterprise launched a national biodiversity initiative to transform select traffic roundabouts across the country into natural wildflower gardens. In partnership with local authorities and the University of Sheffield’s
Landscape Architecture department, we’re creating sustainable roundabouts that will beautify and support the vitality and ecological health of areas where we live and work.
The seven roundabouts to be re-landscaped include:
- Sherlock Street roundabout, Birmingham
- Drumry Road roundabout, Glasgow
- Middleton roundabout, Leeds
- East Prescott Road roundabout, Liverpool
- Park Square roundabout, Sheffield
- Elgin Drive and Kembrey Park roundabouts, Swindon
- Robin Hood Road roundabout, Woking
LEADERSHIP FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF THE CAR
In 2012, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, our Chairman and CEO Andrew C. Taylor and President of General Motors North America Mark Reuss discussed long-term solutions for sustainable mobility, along with business sustainability expert and journalist Marc Gunther.
INSTILLING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGHOUT OUR BUSINESS
We welcomed Peter Seligmann, co-founder, chairman and CEO of the environmental advocacy organisation Conservation International, for an exclusive discussion with Lee Broughton. In an hour-long conversation with more than 100 senior leaders, Seligmann highlighted the importance of corporate initiatives that strike a balance between business value and resource conservation. The interview zeroed in on the principles and applications of sustainable business and the critical importance of practices big and small that can help secure a sustainable future for companies and communities.
UTILITY CONSUMPTION UPDATE
In 2010, we made a promise to reduce our electricity and gas consumption by 20%. Here is where we stand today.
Reduce electricity consumption and related costs by 20% over five years from 2010 baseline.
Natural Gas Consumption
Reduce natural gas consumption and related costs by 20% over five years from 2010 baseline.
Since 2006, Enterprise’s owners, the Taylor family, have funded the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Enterprise Rent-A-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels, where scientists are researching and developing next-generation biofuels from non-food crops such as camelina, switchgrass and algae. These fuels would reduce both the environmental impact and the nation’s dependence on foreign sources.