Actively reducing our impact on the environment around us is how we began as a company. We care about the environment and take steps in all areas of the business to reduce our impact, recycle where we can, and use renewable energy as much as possible. Every franchise that works with us opts in to this policy, so you can be sure that wherever and whenever you chose a Cool Motion rental you are choosing a company that cares.
For every van hired, we offset the carbon emissions by supporting environmental projects, meaning that we are able to offer carbon neutral journeys for all our customers. We also add AdBlue to our diesel refrigerated vans, reducing the emissions even further.
In all areas of our business we aspire to:
We work closely with some of the world’s most renowned motor manufacturers and we are in the privileged position of being able to hire vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology. We have invested in leading vans for our fleet, with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van which has a stringent Euro 6/Euro VI engine with a SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). This technology passes the exhaust gas through a catalytic converter, adding water-based AdBlue® to reduce the Sprinter’s emissions.
Where appropriate, we install power generation that is supported either by wind turbine or solar power technologies. Prior to one of our vehicle rental location's opening we carry out a full assessment to gain an understanding of the power requirements which, in turn, allows us to ascertain the best way of providing electricity and heat.
In some cases it is necessary for our locations to receive power supply (or alternatively heating) via the national grid. Should this be the case, it is a mandatory requirement for locations to utilise power suppliers selected as a result of their 'greener' credentials. Each rental location features low energy lighting units and adheres to the use of low energy light bulbs. In some cases we install passive sensors that turn lights on and off automatically (dependant on the particular space they are lighting and its use) to help further reduce energy consumption.
We take recycling seriously, and have installed recycling zones at many of our locations..
We recycle all accepted recyclable materials, recycle the water we use to clean our vehicles, have food waste bins in our staff rooms, and very much encourage our customers to take advantage of the zones when you visit. They are colour coded for convenience but staff are always on hand to assist if you are unsure.
When we set up our locations we make every effort to find local environmentally conscious suppliers and set up the location in the most efficient way possible. We aim to source our flooring from reclaimed timber and even use old tyres in some cases, we use recycled materials where possible for signage, minimise paper usage (although some will be required so we source recycled paper) and ensure any waste from the build is reused in another location or recycled.
We source environmentally friendly and bio-degradable chemicals, and of course recycle all containers when empty (we buy larger refill sizes where possible to minimise waste). We also reduce the water consumption by putting in place alternative ways to valet our vehicles, such as steam cleaning, water capture & recycling, along with waterless cleaning processes where possible.
All Cool Motion employees are responsible for working towards the objectives contained within this policy.
As we constantly strive to improve our environmental initiatives and we welcome any input or suggestions you have on any area of our business. If you would like any further information on our commitment to the environment or would like to make any suggestions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.