We’re working with Energy Saving Trust in industry first!

We’re very excited to let you know that we have achieved an industry first by undergoing an emissions and energy efficiency assessment by the Energy Saving Trust! Not only that, but we are working in partnership with them to improve data gathering so that the industry as a whole could be measured and more accurately compared on both economic and environmental performance in the future.

If you’ve been following our story or have worked with us for a while you will probably know that we have a proud history when it comes to award-winning sustainability initiatives. But, until now, it’s been hard to compare one provider’s emission reductions and efficiency with another as they are measured in different ways. This assessment will go some way to rectifying that, making it easier to compare providers and, in the words of the Energy Saving Trust, “demonstrate an approach that is open and transparent and [puts GLH] in the position as a frontrunner in the PHV sector.” High praise indeed!

We engaged the Energy Saving Trust to estimate and assess vehicle emissions and energy efficiency in our operations. The study will take 2016 data as a starting point and annual assessments will be made between 2017 and 2020 with the aim of measuring and further improving emission reductions and energy efficiency.

Zoë Walsh, our Director of Sales and Customer Relations, had this to say, “We are not interested in ‘ticking boxes’ when it comes to sustainability – and we never have been. For us this has always been about making a real difference to our impact, helping our clients achieve their targets and raising the standards of our industry.

“Data gathering has typically been a complex process with many variables so it has been difficult for the consumer to compare PHV firms on the basis of their economic and environmental performance. Working with the Energy Saving Trust to measure emissions and energy related to passenger distance is a key aim, while a secondary benefit of this is making further improvements on our data collection and management to feed into our existing quality and environmental management systems and – most importantly – give our clients meaningful, reliable feedback so that we can keep improving our service for them.”

The assessment means that we can also now display the Energy Saving Trust – Fleet Emissions Assessed logo to show our clients and customers that independent and impartial assessment has taken place.

Whether you are a corporate client that wants to know more about how we can help you achieve your sustainability targets, or a passenger needing a reliable eco-friendly minicab service, you are guaranteed the same award-winning customer service. Call our friendly, expert team any time 24/7 on 020 7490 4222 or email us at bookings@glh.co.uk.