There are 200 million cars in the Euro car park alone. Throughout the 20th century man has built his world around the mobility that vehicle transportation allows. In the UK we have delighted in the pleasures and freedoms afforded us as a result of the internal combustion engine. For most of us our first vehicle journey was from the maternity department, and our last will be a dignified crawl to the cemetery.
The emergency services depend on vehicles and passing our driving test is a significant milestone in our lives, signalling greater independence these days than turning twenty one. Vehicles enable us to function as a society. They open up our horizons and yet our personal relationship with the car is costly.
“Recent events have shown just how complex and emotive the subject of vehicle pollution is and the impact that political intervention has in both positive and negative terms. The UK governments BIK policy created a diesel revolution which in turn put pressure on vehicle manufacturers to drastically lower CO2 emissions by way of diesel technology. This policy has proved controversial in light of the recent NOx pollution health issues. Clearly all of us involved in the fleet sector need to be focused on the green agenda. So it is absolutely essential that a company such as ours that derives its revenue from the fleet sector must take its own steps to contribute to the sustainability programme. At Marshall Leasing we start by managing our internal energy expenditure in our offices and we recycle and adhere to strict positive green behaviours. Our fleet advice, policies and client offerings are specifically designed to help our end user clients reduce emissions and run their fleets economically”. Jonathan Ross - Sales & Marketing Director
In reality there is no doubting the fact that from vehicle manufacturer to vehicle user we all must take action to reduce our Co2 emissions. We recognise that, as suppliers of many thousands of vehicles, we have an important role to play in helping you reduce your emission legacy. We work in partnership with the Energy Savings Trust set up by the Government.
Energy Savings Trust
- Set up by UK Government after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro
- Non-profit organisation funded by Government and private sector
- Aims to cut CO2 emissions by promoting the sustainable and efficient use of energy
- Free consultancy for fleets over a minimum of 50 vehicles, funded by DFT
- Covers all vehicles, up to 3.5 tonnes
- Measures carbon footprint with clear and auditable metrics
- Aims to identify ways to reduce costs and environmental impact
Marshall Leasing does not see itself as a 'green consultancy'. We believe that clients who want to become carbon neutral will need to consider carefully the options that are available to them whilst ensuring that any scheme they adopt for offsetting is properly audited. There are specialist for-profit companies in this field; we do not claim to be one of those.
We have instead opted to work closely with the Government's Energy Savings Trust which provides comprehensive support and advice. Building green into your vehicle policy will have some very positive effects.
- Sends out a positive environmental message about your company
- Reduces fuel costs
- Reduces accidents
- Improves driver safety
- Reduces overall fleet expenditure
- Makes a difference
Marshall Leasing can assist you with all the above as well as vehicle choice, route planning and CO2 advice.