Discount Car and Truck Rentals (2010-11)
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Discount Car and Truck Rentals renewed its commitment to demonstrate environmental stewardship in all of its operations and facilities. In doing so, Discount Car and Truck Rentals joins the ranks of the world’s largest car rental companies that are setting the pace in terms of providing an eco-friendly fleet of vehicles and minimizing the environmental impacts of the their facilities and operations.
Fostering Sustainability was hired to help Discount Car and Truck Rentals achieve its goal to become “greener” by carrying out a Sustainability Audit that provided the company with a dashboard it can use to manage environmental performance in terms of the greening of its vehicle fleet as well as its facilities, starting with its Head Office at 720 Arrow Road in Toronto. The Sustainability Audit also identified areas where the company could increase efficiencies and realize cost savings by reducing the environmental impacts of the business.
The sustainability assessment of the building facilities included review of energy and water consumption and systems, and waste management and recycling with recommendations for reducing the related environmental impacts. In addition, operational processes were evaluated from an environmental perspective including purchase of IT equipment, paper, appliances, housekeeping products, food services and car washing procedures. Fostering Sustainability also made recommendations regarding a system to measure and monitor key indicators of progress in terms of the company’s environmental performance on an annual basis.