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Napa Valley Wine Country Tours Demonstrates Environmental Leadership

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

GRG Member-GoldNapa Valley, CA – Napa Valley Wine Country Tours, a chauffeured transportation company serving the greater California area, has designed a carbon reduction strategy aimed at achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from their fleet through fuel efficiency and the transition to new technologies.

As a Gold Member of Green Ride Global (GRG)- a firm that creates and implements environmental sustainability programs for the ground transportation industry – Napa Valley Wine Country Tours is committed to evolving operations toward environmental sustainability. Their environmental program includes the following:

• A comprehensive environmental policy that identifies and addresses the reduction of potential environmental impacts from all areas of business operations
• Environmental Management System
• Fleet GHG Inventory
• Ongoing measurement and monitoring of fleet GHG emissions
• Transition to the latest low-carbon vehicles and fuels
• Ongoing monitoring and enforcement of GHG emissions reductions including a responsible driving practice across the entire fleet
• Greening of the supply chain
• Fleet GHG emissions reporting

“We are very excited about setting our own “green” goals and implementing a better way to operate our business” says Sharif Steyteyieh, Proprietor of Napa Valley Wine Country Tours. “We are looking at everything from the products we use to the kind of vehicles we drive. Our company is committed to reducing our greenhouse emissions and giving our clients a cleaner option for their transportation. Napa Valley Wine Country Tours is dedicated to diminishing our carbon footprint and joining the culture of socially responsible corporations trying to make a better planet.”

Learn more about Napa Valley Wine Country Tours:

http://www.winecountrylimos.com/

Corporate Trends of 2013: Sustainability Isn’t Dead

Friday, March 8th, 2013

A recent article by Chauffeur Driven Magazine discusses sustainability as one of the corporate trends of 2013. An excerpt from the article is shown below:

“Like it or not and even though price, quality, brand, and convenience will continue to be the primary drivers in the decision-making process, in 2013 we will see sustainability increasingly a part of the supplier selection process for corporate buyers. More companies want to track their transportation program”s carbon footprint (the emissions associated with their trips). This is especially important if the company you are dealing with is multinational.

As global players, companies are concerned with stricter reporting rules imposed by various governments (EU countries, for example). If you can’t provide detailed emissions reporting, don’t expect to be competitive in RFPs tendered in 2013“.

Green Ride Global (GRG), an industry program from The Carbon Accounting Company™, can vouch for the statements made by Chauffeur Driven above. Many Green Ride Global members are seeing a greater demand from corporate transportation buyers for carbon footprint reporting. GRG provides transportation providers with detailed emissions reporting that allows them to become more competitive and accountable for their environmental impacts.

Source: Article from Chauffeur Driven Magazine, Inaugural Issue, 2013.

Green Ride Global Member L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services Acquires the New Hybrid Lexus ES 300H

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

 

Ed and Kyara Kahakauwila, co-owners/operators of L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services, are pictured receiving their award for the 2012 LCT Global Operator of the Year Award.
- Picture from LCT Magazine

Victoria,BC - L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services has been serving Victoria, British Columbia and Vancouver Island for over 23 years. During last year”s International LCT Show, L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services won the 2012 LCT Global Operator of the Year Award.

In an effort to further their environmental commitment, L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services acquired the new 2013 Lexus ES 300H hybrid sedan. This new addition to their fleet will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from their business operations. Furthermore, their limousine buses are run on plant-based bio-diesel.

The Lexus ES 300H offers excellent fuel economy. According to EnerGuide, the Lexus ES300H has 60 mpg city, 55 mpg highway, and a combined fuel economy of 58 mpg. This is equivalent to 4.7 litres per 100 kilometers city and 5.1 litres per 100 kilometers highway. Thus far, the President of the company, Ed Kahakauwila, clocked in their actual in use performance at 48.7 mpg or 5.8 litres per 100 kilometers. This model”s engine is also certified as a Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV).

L.A. Limousines & Transportation Services” new 2013 Lexus ES 300H.

L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services is taking notable steps to be accountable for its carbon footprint” says Elaine Tran, Program Manager of Green Ride Global. “Green Ride Global anticipates seeing a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and environmental performance from L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services with the new hybrid and use of renewable fuels”.

As a Gold member of Green Ride Global (GRG), L.A. Limousine & Transportation Service is committed to improving business operations towards environmental sustainability. 

To learn more about L.A. Limousine & Transportation Services: http://www.lalimo.ca/

 

Diamond Limousine Service of Salt Lake City, Makes Environmental Commitment

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Salt Lake City, UT- Diamond Limousine Service, a chauffeured transportation company serving Salt Lake City and surrounding area, has designed a carbon reduction strategy aimed at achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from their fleet through fuel efficiency and the transition to new technologies.

As a Gold Member of Green Ride Global (GRG)- a firm that creates and implements environmental sustainability programs for the ground transportation industry- Diamond Limousine Service is committed to evolving operations toward environmental sustainability. Their environmental program includes the following:

– A comprehensive environmental policy that identifies and addresses the reduction of potential environmental impacts from all areas of business operations
– Environmental Management System
– Fleet GHG Inventory
– Ongoing measurement and monitoring of fleet GHG emissions
– Transition to the latest low-carbon vehicles and fuels
– Ongoing monitoring and enforcement of GHG emissions reductions including a responsible driving practice across the entire fleet
– Greening of the supply chain
– Fleet GHG emissions reporting
– Exclusive hybrid vehicle discount program through Royale Limousine
– Green Ride Global member identification on Limos.com and Forground.com booking platforms

As the first Green Ride Global Member in Utah, the team at Diamond Limousine Service recognized the need to differentiate themselves as environmental leaders in their market. “Customers are increasingly looking for green purchasing options when it comes to ground transportation” says Kyle Keate, Operations Manager of Diamond Limousine Service. “We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions from our fleet operations and can now provide a service that will help our clients reach their own sustainability goals”.

Learn more about Diamond Limousine Service: http://diamond-limousine.com/

EmpireCLS Expands Sustainability Reporting throughout Global Affiliate Network

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Aiming to provide audited environmental reporting from Top 40 Global Markets to corporate travel clientele. 

For Immediate Release- Secaucus, NJ: EmpireCLS takes client-specific sustainability reporting very seriously.  So seriously in fact, that they have started to enroll their Top 40 Affiliate Network transportation partners into the Green Ride Global program to ensure audited data flows into the sustainability reporting for their top clients.

“Being accountable for your environmental footprint is a fundamental component of our business operations” said David Seelinger, Chairman and CEO of EmpireCLS. “A company can only truly understand how to manage their footprint if they have measurements in place”.

EmpireCLS measures and tracks all aspects of their environmental footprint, have a third-party audited algorithm that feeds trip specific carbon footprint data onto all trip receipts, and provides monthly, quarterly and annual customer specific supply chain carbon reporting to clients that require this informationn.  Now, based on new client requests, EmpireCLS is working with their Global Network Partners to capture their sustainability data as well. This is managed through participation in the Green Ride Global program- a program that entrenches sustainability into the daily operations of transportation companies.

The Affiliate markets reporting audited carbon data to Green Ride Global include Boston, Nashville, Miami, Atlanta, Sacramento, Phoenix, Denver, Washington DC, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Victoria, Orange County, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Seattle. More markets are being added weekly.

“The Green Ride Global program captures the accurate carbon footprint of every vehicle in the program. The data is stored inside each respective company’s Carbon Inventory, where it can be pulled from to complete any large, global corporate reporting requirement,” explained Justin Raymond, President and CEO of Green Ride Global. “The thirst for sustainability data from business travel and event-related programs is growing. For many corporations, it is a key element of their RFP process as well.

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About EmpireCLS
EmpireCLS is one of the largest chauffeured transportation companies operating in more than 700 cities around the globe. More than transportation from point A to point B, EmpireCLS has built a reputation for providing a luxurious and comfortable transportation experience beyond the ride.  This experience encompasses not only the physical transportation, but also the myriad tools and services that make your interaction with EmpireCLS entirely simple, effortless, secure, comfortable and consistent.  For more information you can visit our new website at www.EmpireCLS.com.

About Green Ride Global
GREEN RIDE GLOBAL creates and implements third-party verified environmental sustainability programs for the transportation industry, with a focus on chauffeured ground transportation companies. Its programs cause real and measurable reductions in their clients greenhouse gas emissions and environmental footprints. GRG’s team provides tailored environmental solutions, strategic sales and marketing tools, and auditable reports showing progress toward environmental sustainability.

November – December 2011 Green Preferred Supplier List Now Available

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Green Ride Global is pleased to provide the November- December 2011 Green Preferred Supplier List™ (GPSL) for ground travel and chauffeured transportation services for the United States, Canada and Europe.

The following markets and new companies have recently joined Green Ride Global:

Universal Limousine and Transportation
California: Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, Napa, San Jose

Grand Avenue Limousine
Tennessee: Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Mount Juliet, Lebanon

Reliance Worldwide
United Kingdom: Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Manchester

Worldwide Transportation
Florida: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach

ETS International Limousine
Massachusetts: Boston, Randolph
New Hampshire: Manchester
Rhode Island: Warwick

Please follow this link to view the Green Preferred Supplier List: http://bit.ly/rQetIG

If you would like to receive an updated version of this document every 60 days or so (at no cost), please e-mail your contact info to info@greenrideglobal.com

If you currently use ground transportation companies who are not Green Ride Global members and would like them to achieve a higher level of carbon management and environmental reporting, please forward them the above link or provide them with our contact e-mail: info@greenrideglobal.com

Masters Limousine of L.A. Accountable for Carbon Footprint

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA- Masters Limousine, a chauffeured transportation company serving the greater LA area, has designed a carbon reduction strategy aimed at achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from their fleet through fuel efficiency and the transition to new technologies.

As a Gold Member of Green Ride Global (GRG)- a firm that creates and
implements environmental sustainability programs for the ground transportation
industry- Masters Limousine is committed to evolving operations toward
environmental sustainability. Their environmental program includes the following:

  •  A comprehensive environmental policy that identifies and addresses
    the reduction of potential environmental impacts from all areas of
    business operations
  • ISO 14001-compliant Environmental Management System
  • Fleet GHG Inventory
  • Ongoing measurement and monitoring of fleet GHG emissions
  • Transition to the latest low-carbon vehicles and fuels
  • Ongoing monitoring and enforcement of GHG emissions reductions
    including a responsible driving practice across the entire fleet
  • Greening of the supply chain
  • Fleet GHG emissions reporting
  • Exclusive hybrid vehicle discount program through Royale Limousine
  • Green Ride Global member identification on Limos.com and
    Forground.com booking platforms

Learn more about Masters Limousine: http://masterslimo.com/

About Green Ride Global

Green Ride Global (GRG) creates and implements third-party verified environmental sustainability programs for the transportation industry, with a focus on chauffeured ground transportation companies. Its programs cause real and measurable reductions in their clients” greenhouse gas emissions and environmental footprints. GRG’s team provides tailored environmental solutions, strategic sales and marketing tools, and
auditable reports showing progress toward environmental sustainability. GRG member companies are promoted based on their environmental leadership and readiness to the corporate travel managers and meeting & event industry through published directories, online booking platforms (Limos.com), manifest optimizations software (Event Ground Global) and inside of MPI, NBTA, GMIC and ACTE.