Green Motion and the environment

Green Motion Vehicle Rental recognizes that the day-to-day business operations have an impact on the environment, both directly and indirectly. It is our objective to protect and improve the environment through good management and by adopting best practice wherever possible.

Environmental policy

Green Motion will work to include environmental options into our business decisions and adopt greener alternatives wherever possible at our head office and throughout our UK and international network.

As well as offering a green vehicle rental service we have concentrated on ensuring that the principle activities of our business have the lowest impact on the environment as possible.

In all areas of our business we aspire to:

  • Comply fully with all relevant legal requirements, codes of practice and regulations
  • Prevent pollution to land, air and water
  • Reduce water and energy use
  • Minimise waste and increase recycling within the framework of our waste management procedures
  • Make use of more environmentally friendly products and sustainable materials in the make up of all our offices throughout our network
  • Involve customers, suppliers and partners in the implementation of our objectives
  • Promote environmentally responsible purchasing

How are we doing?

At our locations, as previously mentioned, as well as operating a vehicle rental fleet which are kinder to the environment, each location supports and adopts our own environmental policy.

Power Generation

Where appropriate, Green Motion installs power generation that is supported either by wind turbine or solar power technologies. Prior to a Green Motion vehicle rental location opening a full assessment is undertaken to gain an understanding of the power requirements which, in turn, allows Green Motion to ascertain the best way of providing electricity and heat.

Power Supply

In some cases it is necessary for Green Motion locations to receive power supply (or alternatively heating) via the national grid. Should this be the case, it is a mandatory requirement for locations to utilise power suppliers selected as a result of their 'greener' credentials.


Each Green Motion location features low energy lighting units and adheres to the use of low energy light bulbs. In some cases the installation of passive sensors that turn lights on and off automatically (dependant on the particular space they are lighting and its use) is recommended.


As part of the installation of each Green Motion location, more environmentally friendly proven flooring is provided.

Shop fitting Materials

Where possible, all materials utilised in the shop fitting of each Green Motion location are sourced from environmental suppliers, utilising recycled materials or products form sustainable/renewable sources.

Sanitary and Toiletries

Each Green Motion location features recycled/environmentally friendly sanitary items and toiletries including toilet rolls and antibacterial hand washes.

Paper Use

While it is accepted that the use of paper may be required to ensure each location functions correctly, each Green Motion branch is encouraged to have a 'paper free' environment where possible.


Each location utilises recycled stationery and materials which are sourced via Green Motion's marketing department. The use of recycled stationery and materials is extended to such items as envelopes and photocopy paper.

Recycle Zones

Each Green Motion location is provided with a number of product specific recycle bins which they are required to utilise in the correct manner, ensuring that any waste collected is disposed of through the relevant channels.

Customer Waste

Each Green Motion location provides customers with a waste collection bag (contained in each vehicle). Vehicle rental customers are encouraged to tidy waste into the collection bag and hand it in to the branch for recycling on the cessation of their rental.

Vehicle Valeting

Each Green Motion location utilises approved environmentally friendly chemicals for the use of cleaning vehicles.

All employees are responsible for working towards the objectives contained within this policy.

As we constantly strive to improve our environmental initiatives we welcome any input or suggestions you have on any area of our business. If you would like any further information on Green Motion's commitment to the environment or would like to make any suggestions please telephone us on 01844 222 333 or alternatively email us at

Carbon Reduction Plan

Green Motion Car and Van Rental.

Publication date: -16th November 2022.

Commitment to achieving Net Zero

Green Motion Car and Van Rental is committed to achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

Baseline Emissions Footprint

Baseline emissions are a record of the greenhouse gases that have been produced in the past and were produced prior to the introduction of any strategies to reduce emissions. Baseline emissions are the reference point against which emissions reduction can be measured.

Baseline Year: 2016
Additional Details relating to the Baseline Emissions calculations.
The main aspect of scope 3 within our industry are the emissions created by the miles driven in vehicles by our customers. As a brand we continuously work to reduce our scope 1 and 2 emissions however it is note worthy that we promote vehicle rental as a viable alternative to vehicle ownership. Customers are encouraged to forgo ownership of vehicles which having left a strong footprint in production, remain unused for the majority of the time. Thereafter hiring a vehicle for essential journeys. Since 2016 Green Motion offset the Carbon footprint of all customer essential journeys to create a net zero position.
Baseline year emissions:
Scope 1 17.3
Scope 2 62.84
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 14,622.21
Total Emissions 14737.60

Current Emissions Reporting

Reporting Year: 2022
Scope 1 14.91
Scope 2 49.83
Scope 3 (Included Sources) 8321.68
Total Emissions 8386.42

Carbon Reduction ProjectsCompleted Carbon Reduction Initiatives

We have expanded the adoption of LED lighting and use of recycled and renewable materials in the offices. Company travel has been reduced and the choice of transport steered towards more environmentally friendly solutions such as electric or hybrid cars instead of ICE cars and flights.

The percentage of EV and PHEV vehicles in the rental fleet has increased.

In the future we hope to implement further measures such as:

Wider roll out of the above policies and the use of recycled water and/or waterless car cleaning methods where possible is being expanded.

We continue to offset unavoidable carbon footprint such as customers journeys in projects such as:

Sonawade Small Hydro Power Project. Country: India Type: Small Hydro Power. Reference: VCS 1114

Mahati Hydro Power Projects Private Limited (MHPPPL), has built a small hydro power project of 4.0 MW (2 x 2 MW) capacity near villages Sonawade & Chandoli in Sangli District of Maharashtra, India.

The water from an existing reservoir is released through the Warna left bank canal outlet into the escape channel which meets the river downstream. There is a substantial level difference between the escape channel and that of Warna river, which is being utilized for power generation by diverting the irrigation releases to the surface power house. The water conductor system consists of an approach channel up to intake well and then penstock. Intake gates and trash racks are provided at suitable locations. The discharge from power house is led to the existing escape channel into the Warna river through the Tail Race Channel.

In the absence of the project activity, the equivalent power generation would have taken place from the fossil fuel heavy NEWNE Region Gird. The project is expected to save around 17,000 tCO2e per year.

Arca Hydro Electric Power Plant. Country: Turkey Type: Small Hydro Power Reference: VCS 1152 Arca Hydroelectricity Power Plant (HEPP) is constructed on the Solakl River, at the downstream of the Arca Weir. The water is regulated upstream by Arca weir, which has been constructed at the 51.50 m thalweg elevation of Solakl River. The water is transferred by means of a channel and a tunnel for 6 km to the head pond and reaches the powerhouse by means of three penstocks. The set capacity of Arca HEPP is 16.35 MWe, with 3 vertical axis Francis turbines of 5.45 MWe each. The construction and operation of Arca Hydroelectric Power Plant will be delaying the addition of conventional fossil fuel powered plants.

.Declaration and Sign Off

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been completed in accordance with PPN 06/21 and associated guidance and reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans.

Emissions have been reported and recorded in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the GHG Reporting Protocol corporate standard[1] and uses the appropriate Government emission conversion factors for greenhouse gas company reporting[2].

Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions have been reported in accordance with SECR requirements, and the required subset of Scope 3 emissions have been reported in accordance with the published reporting standard for Carbon Reduction Plans and the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard[3].

This Carbon Reduction Plan has been reviewed and signed off by the board of directors (or equivalent management body).

Signed on behalf of the Supplier:

Sian Marston


Date: ……16/01/23………………….……….