Green Operations

Coalition Offers Official Green Fleet Certification

September 26, 2012

TORRANCE, CA – Private and public fleet operations can be officially recognized as energy efficient and environmentally responsible through a national program developed by the Coalition for Green Fleet Management (CGFM).The program offers CLEANFleet certification (CFC), the industry-recognized method to measure and reward high standards in clean fleet management.

The CFC is comprehensive, as the strict standards require everyone involved in the operation, including senior management and/or elected officials, to support best practices and the responsible use of the funds needed to attain high standards.

The program is structured in five progressive steps, known as tiers, allowing fleet operations to be recognized for their accomplishments. Each tier will have progressively more involved standards required for certification. The top tier, Tier 5, is designed for those highly advanced fleet operations. All tiers are valid for one year before requiring a re-certification.

Certification categories include:

  • Hazardous Waste Generator Identification.
  • General Waste Management Requirements Waste Storage.
  • Recycled Oil Products and Used Oil Management Program.
  • Vehicle and Equipment Washing Facilities.
  • Facility Air Quality.
  • Freon Management.
  • Contract Repair Work (outside services).
  • Product Storage.
  • Facility Management.
  • Administration and General Management, including Purchasing Policies.
  • Vehicle Replacement and Carbon Footprint.
  • Facility Utilities.
  • Carbon Footprint.

While the certification program recognizes fleet operations for their current accomplishments, it also clearly identifies a pathway for those operations looking to improve their current processes. The program is priced to allow all fleet operations to actively participate regardless of fleet size, capabilities, or funding restrictions.

Learn more about the certification at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference by visiting the Green Fleet magazine booth #608 in the exhibit hall for further details. The Green Fleet Conference will be held next week, Oct. 2-3, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill.

Highlights of the two-day event will include keynote speeches from MotorWeek’s John Davis and FedEx’s Mitch Jackson, networking opportunities with other green fleet professionals, proven strategies to help lower total cost of ownership and increase efficiency, and a chance for attendees to see and drive the latest green vehicles.

Click here for a full conference schedule lineup.

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