Webfleet Solutions, one of the world’s leading telematics service providers and part of Bridgestone, has achieved ISO 14001:2015 certification.
The environmental management standard, advanced by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), provides an international framework to help organisations minimise their impact on the environment and comply with environmental laws and regulations.
“As part of Our Green Mission, we strive to build a more sustainable future for mobility by lowering our own carbon footprint and helping our customers reduce their carbon emissions,” said Jan-Maarten de Vries, CEO of Webfleet Solutions and Bridgestone Mobility Solutions.
“We are continually looking at the entire lifecycle of our products and services and how it impacts the global environments in which they are used. The ISO 14001:2015 certification reflects our commitment to sustainability. It also validates the processes and best practices we implement to create more efficient and sustainable operations.”
Recent initiatives from Webfleet Solutions include the launch of a scheme to significantly reduce the use of plastic in hardware packaging. As a result, the use of plastic collateral in specific packages has decreased by up to 96 per cent.
The company has also partnered with global NGO Justdiggit to offset carbon emissions from its supply chain and facilities by supporting replanting and reforestation projects in Africa. To date, through Justdiggit, Webfleet Solutions has invested in regreening an area of Tanzania four times larger than the centre of Amsterdam. This has resulted in 51,800 tonnes of CO2 being sequestrated by bringing back more than 130,000 trees.
With the recently launched Green Your Fleet platform, Webfleet Solutions also enables its customers to join the regreening programme. The platform allows customers to easily calculate an estimate of their annual CO2 emissions based on their fleet size and vehicle types. They can then choose to offset their emissions by supporting Justdiggit and make a real positive impact on climate, nature and people.
“Our fleet management solutions already help customers to reduce their impact on the environment,” added De Vries.
“By monitoring fuel to improve fuel usage, for example, by analysing driving behaviour to promote greener driving styles and ensuring the most economical routes are being taken to reduce emissions. The Green Your Fleet platform gives the opportunity to go a step further and become part of Our Green Mission.”