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During the announcement of Enterprise Holdings Inc.’s fiscal year 2015 sustainability report, the company formally revealed its new five-year goals.
According to Enterprise’s official website, the car rental company and its subsidiary brands developed its new goals as part of an assessment process that took input from employees, suppliers, corporate accounts, internal senior leaders and qualitative review and analysis of public comments and reports.
The information gathered from the assessment allowed Enterprise to prioritize sustainability issues, which allowed officials to determine the new five-year goals. Here are the milestones Enterprise is hoping to reach over the next several years:
Waste: Reduce companywide paper use 40 percent by fiscal year 2020.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG): Reduce Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions 10 percent by fiscal year 2020.
Energy: Reduce annual direct and indirect energy use and related costs, compared to the previous year.
Water: Reduce annual water use (per vehicle wash), compared to the previous year.
Workforce Development: Continue investing in the workplace by providing an average of at least three days’ professional development annually per full-time management employee, and also encouraging all employees to attend relevant company sessions, events, programs and forums.
Enterprise Holdings President and CEO Pam Nicholson released a statement, saying, “These new goals reflect a fresh look at our priorities based on conversations with our many stakeholders and leadership teams.”
One of the major focuses for Enterprise is sustainability, and there is a reason the company was honored by the Global Business Travel Association with its Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award in 2015.
Enterprise Holdings vice president Brad Carr also released a statement about the new goals:
“We still firmly believe providing long-term benefits and seamless solutions to customers, partners and communities is the key to sustainability in the transportation and travel sector. However, we’re also seeing more and more contract-related questions about top-line sustainability issues. That means we work to help organizations better understand the long-term impact of corporate travel in terms of cost, plus environmental considerations, efficiency and duty of care.”