Avis Budget Group – a leading car rental operator that includes Avis Rent A Car and Budget Rent A Car, has teamed up with Carbonfund.org – a non-profit carbon offset provider, with a view to provide an array of carbon offset options to its customers that will mitigate the adverse environmental impact of the rental car industry. Its customers will be able to offsets their emissions by making a donation to Carbonfund.org through the Avis or Budget websites that will be used to purchase carbon credits, which in turn will fund clean technology initiatives.
Avis Budget Group has take other noteworthy eco-conscious steps as well. Its fleet, a large majority of which is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Certified, includes fuel-efficient hybrid vehicles. The company also provides other eco-friendly options such as eToll electronic toll collection and where2 GPS navigation. In addition, it is planning to establish an environment management system (EMS) to make sure that its operations are in keeping with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001.
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