Mobility: Low CO2 emissions through long-term fleet strategy
We maintain close personal contact with our business partners, suppliers, customers and colleagues. So although we use innovative means of communications, business travel is indispensable. However, it does give rise to CO₂ emissions. Our long-term fleet strategy serves to gradually minimise these CO₂ emissions by progressively switching our fleet to fuel-efficient and electric vehicles. In 2014, we received the German Environmental Aid (DU) “Green Card for Credible Eco-consciousness” for this – for the third consecutive time.
As part of our company-wide fleet strategy, we have set CO₂ emission limits for newly purchased vehicles. They take their cue from the maximum values the EU prescribes for new cars. By 2020, we will gradually reduce the average CO₂ emissions of our company cars to 95 g CO₂/km in accordance with EU requirements. Our fleet strategy’s requirements apply to Tchibo in Germany as well as to our national subsidiaries. To meet these requirements, we take the following actions:
- For vehicles with combustion engines, we buy the most energy- and resource-efficient models of a given series.
- If the usage requirements for the vehicle permit, we buy hybrid and electric vehicles.
We give our executives incentives to use more eco-friendly models.
The incentive system for our executives is based on graded subsidies for leased vehicles for both business and private use. Specifically, in 2014 the following gradation applied: the most fuel-efficient models with values below 110 g CO₂/km and electric vehicles receive the highest subsidy; for models with values between 110 to 125 or 125-140 g CO₂/km it is reduced in two steps. We also offer bigger, family-friendly vehicles for employees with three or more children. For these vehicles slightly increased CO₂ limits apply as an exemption to the rules.