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Hertz Launches Global Sustainability Strategy

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 9 February 2012

Hertz has launched Living Journey, the companys corporate sustainability strategy that involves various strategic initiatives that integrate sustainability best practices throughout the company including:

Smart Mobility - providing customers vehicle rental options that are fuel efficient and use clean, low-emissions technology such as Electric Vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.

Environment - Hertzs goal is to minimize its environmental footprint and operating costs through efficiency improvements, resource management and renewable energy production.

Community - creating a positive impact and enhancing the communities Hertz serves by giving back through philanthropic and volunteer efforts.

Sustainability has always been part of the culture at Hertz. We have a long-standing tradition of innovation and leadership that includes managing the environmental performance and social impacts of the Company alongside our fiscal responsibilities, said Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and CEO of Hertz. In 2011, we made tremendous progress on Hertzs industry-leading solar generation and Electric Vehicle initiatives in addition to ongoing efforts to operate in an environmentally responsible manner at our corporate offices and rental facilities. As a continuation of our success, we are excited to introduce Living Journey which encompasses all of our efforts as an organization through partnerships, employee education and investments to reduce our impact on the environment, provide customer value, and manage our business sustainably.

Through Hertzs sustainability efforts, the company has:

Recycled over 50,000 IT units since 2005 which diverted 2 million tons of e-waste from landfills,
Recycled approximately 680,000 gallons of used oil in 2011, and
Reduced paper use by 2.8 million pounds since 2006.

In addition, more than 80% of the water used at Hertz car washes is recycled. The company is currently implementing energy audits and lighting upgrades across many of its facilities. Estimated results from recent lighting upgrades include 1.1 million kilowatt-hours and 776 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved annually (across 20 Hertz locations).

Living Journey initiatives will be rolled out globally by divisions of The Hertz Corporation including Hertz Rent A Car, Hertz On Demand, Hertz Equipment Rental, Hertz Entertainment Services, and Donlen.

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