CarbonFree® 360FuelCard Innovates Fuel Purchasing and Emissions Offsetting for Fleet Drivers
Thursday, 18 April 2013
In 2010, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation accounted for about 27% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second largest contributor of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions after the electricity sector. It is a fact that vehicle fuels will be used – and the resulting carbon emissions released into the atmosphere – by fleet drivers across the country. No matter how fuel-efficient the vehicles or how fuel conserving the driving routes and techniques employed, fleet drivers contribute considerably to transportation-related emissions. To address the issue, innovative CarbonFree® Business Partner 360Fuelcard.com is helping fleet drivers across the country by providing the ability to save money on their fuel, support local business, and help to reduce their fleet’s carbon emissions.
While many companies want to do their part to help the environment, it is not always possible to find a simple and a cost effective solution. 360Fuelcard has teamed with Carbonfund.org to offer an easy way for all environmentally conscious company fleets to make a difference. When commercial vehicle fleets use the 360 Fuelcard to purchase fuel, 360Fuelcard.com will donate 10% of all profits to Carbonfund.org to help offset the CO2 produced by fleet fuel emissions.
360Fuelcard.com was founded by veterans of the fleet card industry with over 60 years of combined experience. They understand the needs of the merchants who accept their cards and the fleets that come to their sites. And they take their own environmental responsibility seriously. For the past five years, 360Fuelcard.com has taken the additional step to neutralize its own annual operational emissions as a CarbonFree® Business Partner, supporting Carbonfund.org’s clean air technology and carbon reduction projects.
“When we started 360Fuelcard we knew we wanted a program that gave something back to the community,” explains Steve Fowler of 360Fuelcard.com. “Understanding that our program helps people purchase a necessary product that causes harm to our environment made a carbon offset offering an obvious choice. We reviewed several companies and our decision to choose Carbonfund.org was an easy one. Five years later, we are sure we made the right choice – honest people offering real programs that make a difference.”