VFB offers its customers the chance to hire vehicles and fleets on a carbon neutral basis. We have calculated the CO2 output that our vans and buses will produce and by investing in ethical and credible carbon reduction projects around the world we can offset the carbon produced. This is a bold statement, not only of VFB's commitment to the environment, but also as a commitment to our hirers to help them achieve their own specific carbon neutral or carbon reduction targets.
What is Carbon Offsetting?
Touring consumes energy and produces carbon emissions: driving, flying, powering amplifiers, etc. Carbon offsetting compensates for your emissions by funding essential renewable energy, forestry and resource conservation projects around the world which generate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
How Can I Carbon Offset?
This is the simple bit: we will automatically give you the option to carbon offset during the quotation process. We just need to know what mileage you will be travelling in order to make the calculation.
As a company we recognise that virtually all activities in the transport industry
have some impact on the environment. We believe that our performance as
a leading transport provider will be measured not just by the standard of our vehicles and our service, but also by our impact on the shared
environment. We are striving to continually improve our environmental
performance in a number of key areas:
We are continually working to upgrade our vehicle fleet to the latest emissions standards, which are now Euro 6 (Jan 2020). For a diesel vehicle to be Euro 6 compliant it cannot emit more than 80mg/km of NOx (nitrogen oxides) gases.
We provide all of our hirers with the option of carbon offsetting against the use of the vehicle they are hiring. This option is built into their quote and is provided by Carbon Footprint Ltd.
To further reduce the negative impact our activities have on the environment we aim to:
- Manage our energy use and explore opportunities for reducing consumption.
- Minimise the volume of waste sent to landfill by optimising of utilisation of raw materials, re-using materials when possible and segregating waste for recycling purposes.
- Manage our fleet movement to reduce fuel consumption.
- Keep up to date with new vehicle technologies with reduced emissions options