Environmental Focus

ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY POLICY UPDATE

Auckland Co-operative Taxis is committed to embracing initiatives that will make it an increasingly sustainable business.

This year we achieved two important milestones: certification as a Carbon Friendly Organisation and Carbon Neutral status for our office functions and company vehicles (non-taxi), offsetting 82 tonnes of carbon emissions.

As New Zealand’s largest taxi fleet we accept our responsibility as a greenhouse gas emitter and the challenges of improving our environmental performance.

Our aim is to be your taxi operator of choice by advancing changes across our fleet operations that will make us a cleaner and greener for you to use. Our objective is to establish an “Eco-Fleet” of Auckland Co-operative Taxis.

Through a proactive best fleet replacement policy we are well advanced in having a

core fleet without petrol-only vehicles. The exception is the long wheelbase, executive vehicle class for which the LPG or dual fuel option is not currently an economically sustainable option.

Our Co-operative members have adopted the hybrid vehicle option with tremendous enthusiasm so that we now have significantly more hybrids than any other North Island fleet operator. There are no petrol-only vehicles in the core, non-executive fleet. The non-hybrids are dedicated LPG, diesel or dual fuel cars.

LPG carbon emissions are lower than petrol, and comparable with diesel. LPG is the cleaner fuel of choice and is increasingly competing with diesel and hybrids on both cost and environmental benefits. Currently the entire fleet undergoes emission testing every month.

Our organisation is currently scoping the next steps in the journey to be more sustainable, as well as the certification processes that will measure and eventually mark such attainments. We will continue to update you on our progress.

Auckland Co-operative Taxi’s - good for users, good for owners and drivers, good for Auckland and good for New Zealand.

 

   
 

VEHICLE POLICY

  • Hybrids – Toyota Prius
  • Diesel - New only
  • Dual Fuel
  • Dedicated LPG
  • No Petrol Only vehicles in core fleet, Non-Executive

* All vehicles subject to Board approval.

 

 

 

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