FleetWave adds greenhouse gas report tool ahead of new legislation
By Kyle Lindsay
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 12:00
GREEN: New addition for FleetWave
Fleets are set for a helping hand in fulfilling forthcoming legal obligations with the addition of a new greenhouse gas emissions report to Chevin’s FleetWave.
The fleet management software will report emissions from transport activity; a significant advantage for operators given looming legislative changes.
New regulations supplementary to The Companies Act 2006 mean publicly-quoted companies must include detailed emissions information on all transport activity – including the cars, vans and trucks they operate – in their annual report.
The new measures, which cover not just CO2 but other emissions including methane and nitrous oxide, come into effect from October.
However, they will initially affect only around 1,000 companies that are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Ashley Sowerby, Managing Director of Chevin, said: “We have included easy-to-use CO2 reports as part of the standard reporting suite in FleetWave for many years but the new greenhouse gas report is more comprehensive and will fully answer corporate needs for the new legislation.
“Compiling this kind of information is potentially onerous for fleet managers and being able to product the report through FleetWave at the touch of a button has obvious benefits.”
Mr Sowerby added that the new greenhouse gas measures could potentially create additional impetus for large companies to further reduce their emissions by creating a competitive edge.
“The strides that UK companies have made in recent years in reducing CO2 have been very impressive but the new legislation could certainly add momentum,” he said.
“No-one will want to be seen to be trailing their competitors.”
Chevin’s FleetWave solution manages 700,000 fleet vehicles around the world.
Customers include St Gobain Transport, Bristol City Council, Honda Motor Europe and Marie Stopes International.