Shared Use Mobility Summit
Enterprise CarShare was a key sponsor of the 2013 Shared Use Mobility Conference, hosted by the Transportation Sustainability Research Center at the University of California, Berkley. This event – the world’s first summit explicitly focused on shared-use mobility – brought together nearly 300 participants from close to 200 organizations to engage in a lively dialogue about the future of these evolving approaches to local transportation.
Drive Electric Orlando
In Orlando, Florida, we leveraged our local network and resources to introduce more business and leisure travelers to electric vehicles. The newly launched Drive Electric Orlando initiative is an unprecedented partnership among the Electrification Coalition, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, top hotels and major attractions in the Orlando area to encourage millions of travelers to rent electric vehicles by combining a high concentration of EVs with a network of free charging stations.
This year, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation provided $19.4 million in grant funding to charitable causes. Approximately 90% of funds fulfill employee requests to support organizations that they actively support.
282,697 Gigajoules of energy reduced since 2010
$500,000 towards $1 million goal
50 Million Tree Pledge:
Nearly 9 Million planted to date
82% of our shuttle busses now run on cleaner fuel
Connecting Riders Through Technology
Zimride by Enterprise is an online ride-matching service that complements our CarShare and Rideshare programs by efficiently connecting drivers and passengers heading to the same area. Zimride partners with colleges, universities and corporate communities to facilitate sustainable transportation-management solutions that reduce vehicle emissions and fuel consumption through shared rides.
Enterprise employees making a difference in Germany
We're planting 10,000 trees at the Schutzgemeinschaft Deutscher Wald forest in Saxony, Germany. These new plantings will support the rehabilitation of 6.5 acres of forest in the region, providing accelerated soil stabilization, improved flood prevention and restore important wildlife habitats.
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.