At Avis Rent A Car, we try harder to keep your motoring eco-friendly and protect the environment we all enjoy. Not only is Avis a carbon neutral operation, you can choose to make your car hire carbon neutral too for just £1. And you can go even further to protect the planet by choosing your car from the Avis Eco Collection.
Avis has been a carbon neutral operation since 2000
Avis are genuinely committed to being green and have been for many years. The first car rental company to launch a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy in 1997, Avis has been carbon neutral since 2000. And that means some serious savings on CO2 – in fact, Avis has offset more than 156,848 tonnes of CO2 since 1997 – the same emissions a medium car would have produced driving 26,141 times around the world!
We’re always looking at ways of saving energy at our offices, including recycling, low energy lighting and motion sensors that turn lights off in empty rooms. Plus we invest in leading carbon-offset schemes worldwide, including Renewable Energy, Methane Capture and Forestry Projects.
“Avis Europe is one of our most valued partners and we have worked on some fantastic projects together during the last 12 years,” said Jonathan Shopley, Managing Director of The CarbonNeutral Company. “The Avis carbon offset scheme in the UK and the launch of the Avis Eco Collection only goes to further underline its commitment.”
The Avis Eco Collection
Avis has reduced its rental fleet CO2 emissions by 4% since 2005 and that’s just the start.
We have recently introduced the Avis Eco Collection, currently available from 21 locations across the UK, guarantees you a low emission car that produces less than 120g/Km of CO2 – compared to the UK average of 175g/Km. And if you want to go even lower, you can request a VW Golf BlueMotion, with carbon emissions as low as 99g/Km and a rewarding fuel economy of 74.3mpg.
Eco-friendly car hire
You can play your part in our commitment to the environment by paying our optional environmental levy when you hire any car from Avis. For just £1, we’ll invest in projects to offset some or all of the CO2 you produce during your rental period. Plus Avis also offer driving tips to help you cut down on the fuel you use and the emissions you produce. (Download our eco-driving tips). You’ll be amazed what a few simple changes in driving style can do for your fuel economy, helping the planet and your wallet.
The Avis Greener World website
For more information about the Avis commitment to the environment, visit our Greener World website. Here you’ll find lots or information about the projects we support across the world and the many other ways we’re working to create a better environment for everyone.