Hertz New Zealand has enhanced its green
credentials, securing an Enviro Bronze Accreditation from
Qualmark, the official quality measurement agency of New Zealand’s
The Qualmark ratings system, introduced last
year, recognises the commitment of tourism companies to practices
including energy efficiency, conservation initiatives, waste
management, water conservation and community activities.
“New Zealand is one of the greenest tourism destinations
in the world and Hertz is committed to being one of the greenest
members of the New Zealand tourism community,” said Jacqueline
Lehmann, Region Vice President Hertz Australia and New Zealand.
“The Qualmark Enviro Bronze Accreditation
recognises our commitment to measures which reduce our impact on
the environment,” she said. “We will continue exploring and
implementing green initiatives.”
Well before the
Qualmark ratings programme was introduced, and in the absence of a
local emissions measurement system, Hertz adopted Euro fuel
emissions standards for its rental vehicles in New Zealand.
More than 85% of the Hertz New Zealand
corporate fleet now meets the Euro 4 standard, which is currently
the most stringent benchmark, while the balance of the fleet meets
the Euro 3 emission standard.
Hertz also is well
advanced in introducing an all-diesel fleet of Toyota Prado 4WD
vehicles throughout New Zealand, and expects to complete the
upgrade programme by the end of March 2010.
A range of other measures have also been implemented, from fuel storage
facilities designed to minimise and monitor leakage to waste
recycling and improved resource management.
Hertz has more than 8000 rental locations in 147
countries, including more than 40 locations in New Zealand.
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