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Carbon Footprint

Greenhouse Gas Levels Highest in 30 Years

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

Emissions-based Tax Schemes Becoming the Norm in Europe

An increasing number of European countries are switching to an emissions-based car tax system due to global pressure to reduce carbon emissions, according to the 2014 edition of the annual Fleet Europe Taxation Guide.

PepsiCo Commits to Reducing GHG Emissions

PURCHASE, NY - PepsiCo is committed to an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations, according to the company's recently released sustainability report.

Shareholder Pressure for Carbon Disclosure Puts Corporate Fleets in the Cross Hairs

A record number of resolutions were filed during the 2009 proxy season by investor groups to get companies to voluntarily disclose data about their "carbon footprints," which includes the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by their operations. These investors argue companies that disclose and mitigate GHG emissions will be rewarded with higher valuations and a lower cost of capital. At many companies, fleet represents a sizeable percent of their carbon footprint.

'Cox Conserves' Program Helps Fleet Go Green

Launched in 2007, Cox Enterprises’ “Cox Conserves” program strives to green the company’s more than 15,000-vehicle fleet. The company is working to reduce its carbon footprint by 2017.

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