Hertz has earned top honours at the Annual Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Awards. This is the second year that this award ceremony has taken place. The event is run by Project ICARUS and the Global Business Travel Association Foundation. Reports show that Autodesk and Hertz were both given the award due to their joint efforts to expand the use of fuel-efficient car hires among travellers, especially business travellers.
The chairman and CEO of Hertz, Mark P. Frissora, said that his company is always busy looking for new options when it comes to sustainable business values. Hertz and Autodesk’s concentrate on improving and making business travel sustainable made for the perfect collaboration. The efforts of these two companies have been successful, and Hertz feels honoured to receive this award.
Everyone already knows that Hertz is one of the world’s largest car rental companies. Autodesk is an entertainment software, 3D design and engineering firm. The collaborative efforts of both companies this year have led to an increase in business travellers using greener vehicles. Their goal is to get business travellers to use cars that have higher mpg ratios to help lower the CO2 that they emit. They are also trying to get business travellers to use Hertz’s electric vehicles.
According to the Global Business Travel Association Foundation, this award recognizes suppliers, travel buyers and everyone in between who show that they have what it takes to be leaders in the industry. The foundation wants to recognize companies that have a commitment to innovation and are focused on bringing sustainability to their industry.
The travel industry as a whole has been working hard to become greener. It has been doing this to cater to changing market trends. Travellers are much more aware of their carbon footprint than they used to be. As a result, more travellers are asking for greener cars. Travellers are looking for ways to save money as well, and one way to do that is to rent vehicles that are better on gas mileage. By renting cars that are better on gas mileage, consumers can go further without having to fill up as often. Also, when they go to fill up, it will cost them less at the pump.
Eventually, car rental companies want to move to electric vehicles. This is helpful for a number of reasons. However, the biggest benefit to switching to electric vehicles is that they will be able to hold their head’s high as an industry. This is something not all industries can say or do.