Partners compensate for emissions of all rentals booked between December 19, 2008 and January 8, 2009
Europcar, the number one car rental company in Europe, and easyJet, Europcar’s leading low-fares airline, today announced a special initiative to increase customers awareness about the benefits of offsetting carbon emissions. Under this action, all customers who book their vehicle rental through easyJet.com between December 19, 2008 and January 8, 2009 will have their carbon emissions offset by the two partner companies.
It follows Europcar’s election as the World’s Leading Green Transport Solution Company at the World Travel Awards earlier this month.
For each rental reserved during that period, Europcar and easyJet will make a financial contribution to projects of ClimateCare, a leading global carbon offset provider. The financial support will be used to fund activities to combat climate change and reduceemissions. With experts in London, Mauritius, Nairobi, New York, Oxford, Sydney, Santiago and Ankara, U.K.-based ClimateCare has over 50 projects across the developing world, funding low carbon technologies withsocial and environmental benefits.
Both Europcar and easyJet already have carbon calculators and offset programs available on their respective web sites for reservations. Coming during the peak reservation period, this new action is designed to make consumers even more aware
of the role they can play in protecting the environment.
Owned by French investment company firm Eurazeo, Europcar is the European leader in passenger car and light utility vehicle rentals. The company serves business and leisure customers throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Excluding franchise operations, in 2007 Europcar signed more than 10 million rental contracts, with 7,700 employees and a fleet exceeding 215,000 vehicles. In September 2008, Europcar and U.S. market leader Enterprise Rent a Car joined forces in a strategic alliance to form the world’s largest car rental network, with more than1.2 million vehicles and 13,000 locations in 162 countries.
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easyJet is Europe’s leading low-fares airline, currently operating 166 aircraft on 383 routes between 106 airports in 27 countries. easyJet carried 44 million passengers in the past 12 months.
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