The Road
To Fleet
Sustainability
With the goal to help
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footprint on the
environment, NAFA...
group it became clear we needed some additional information
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NAFA Fleet Program

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. The Road To Fleet Sustainability With the goal to help fleet professionals reduce their footprint on the environment, NAFA Fleet Management Association, in collaboration with CALSTART, announced the Sustainable Fleet Accreditation program is now available to all fleets. 26 www.nafa.org • info@nafa.org May/June 2015 Business Management
  • 2. group it became clear we needed some additional information to measure progress on efficiency, emissions, and investments in clean technology and fuels,” said Senior Vice President of CALSTART, Bill Van Amburg. “We used well-established fuel and emission metrics to measure impacts, but what is completely unique [about it] is assembling and setting goals and targets for outcomes that are meaningful.” The program recognizes fleet professionals for their efforts to be more environmentally friendly by awarding a Sustainable Fleet Accreditation designation publicly. Additionally, for their own private use, participants are awarded one of four accredi- tation tiers based on the total number of performance points earned in the rating process. “I have had fleets tell me that the categories and goal levels in the program have really helped them focus their thinking on high-payback actions and help them plan for future fuel savings and efficiency,” said Van Amburg. “They liked being able to see more clearly a quantification of the benefits of different deci- sions they could make.” Overall, the program aims to help fleet professionals take a stand as leaders in the fleet industry and not only improve per- formance of their fleets and reduce their expenses, but become more sustainable in the process. “At NAFA, we care deeply about reducing our combined environmental impact,” said Russo. “As an industry, we have a unique opportunity to make a difference for the environment.” ■ By Kimberly Turner Quevedo Signifying a revolutionary step in how fleets define and adhere to sustainable practices, NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Sustainable Fleet Accreditation program is a tool for fleet management professionals to help increase efficiency, reduce emissions, and conserve fuel for their businesses. In collaboration with CALSTART (a national non-profit clean trans- portation organization), NAFA developed the program to allow participants to assess and find ways to improve and enhance their practices, as well as recognize these fleets for their sus- tainable efforts. “NAFA once and for all has set the standard for defining what it means to be a sustainable fleet,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer, Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “The program measures actual results of fleet operations with regard to sustainability, and, because fleets submit real data, one of the most powerful aspects of the program is the benchmarking capabilities against other similar fleets.” The NAFA Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program is designed to be easy to use. All participants have to do is pro- vide key metrics about their fleet and historical data points during the enrollment process. The information is held in strict confidentiality. Once the data is entered, CALSTART uses it to perform a review and provide a Tier-Rating Fleet Report Card that provides guidance and suggestions for areas of improvement. “At first, we wanted to focus on the biggest impact area, which is fuel burn, but as we worked with our fleet advisory FLEETSolutions The Magazine for Fleet Management 27 “WE USED WELL-ESTABLISHED FUEL AND EMISSION METRICS TO MEASURE IMPACTS, BUT WHAT IS COMPLETELY UNIQUE [ABOUT IT] IS ASSEMBLING AND SETTING GOALS AND TARGETS FOR OUTCOMES THAT ARE MEANINGFUL.” —BILL VAN AMBURG, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CALSTART “THE PROGRAM MEASURES ACTUAL RESULTS OF FLEET OPERATIONS WITH REGARD TO SUSTAINABILITY, AND, BECAUSE FLEETS SUBMIT REAL DATA, ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL ASPECTS OF THE PROGRAM IS THE BENCHMARKING CAPABILITIES AGAINST OTHER SIMILAR FLEETS.” —PHILLIP E. RUSSO, CAE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, NAFA

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