Enterprise welcomed Peter Seligmann, co-founder, chairman and CEO of the environmental advocacy organization Conservation International, for an exclusive discussion with Lee Broughton. In an hour-long conversation with more than 100 Enterprise senior leaders, Seligmann highlighted the importance of corporate initiatives that strike a balance between business value and resource conservation. The give-and-take 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.
This year, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation provided $22 million in grant funding to charitable causes. Approximately 87% of funds fulfill employee requests to support organizations that they actively support.
242,155 Gigajoules of energy reduced since 2010
$500 million towards $100 million goal
50 Million Tree Pledge:
Nearly 8 Million planted to date
82% of our shuttle busses now run on cleaner fuel
Leadership forum on the future of the automobile
Our Chairman and CEO Andrew C. Taylor and President of General Motors North America Mark Reuss discussed the future of the global mobility at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis.
Commemorating 9/11 Heroes
In 2013, we committed to plant 30,000 trees on more than 50 acres of the newly dedicated Flight 93 National Memorial. The 2,200 acre park in southwestern Pennsylvania will be a permanent tribute to the men and women who lost their lives to save many others on September 11, 2001. In addition, we’ll work with Tree Canada this fall to add 35,000 trees within the municipality of Piney, Manitoba.
I mentioned on @LeeBroughton last week that I was interviewed by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) research team. We discussed Enterprise’s sustainability program for a CDP case study project that featured several sustainability leaders in St. Louis, including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, Webster University and AT&T.
Our message is: Conservative and disciplined financial management is the key to our approach to corporate sustainability.
The 50 Million Tree Pledge is part of Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s commitment to corporate citizenship and sustainability. Learn about Enterprise’s partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation.