Environmental Policy & Commitment

Prestige Chauffeurs Limited > Environmental Policy & Commitment
Working towards a Carbon Neutral Operation

Prestige Chauffeurs Limited are providers of chauffeur services for industry and commerce. We recognise that our company, employees, contractors and business activities will impact on both the local and global environment and that we have a responsibility to the community to minimise the adverse effects on the environment whenever possible.

Whilst our carbon footprint is small, we have always taken emissions seriously and over the years have ensured that our fleet have low emissions and comply with UK CAZ requirements. Our commitment to environment and reducing our carbon footprint will continue as we look towards moving our fleet to hybrid and electric vehicles. 

This policy commits Prestige Chauffeurs to:• Establish and environmental management system to ensure the integration of environmental considerations in all our business activities• Ensure that we consider and then aim to meet or exceed relevant environmental initiatives and expectations• Adopt standards of environmental protection from best industry practice, or indeed to lead in our field. We will strive to improve standards where reasonably practical and economic• Integrate environmental considerations into chauffeur-training techniques, including road safety. Increase staff and customer awareness of this policy through training, publicity and our internal chauffeur guidelines. We will extend this policy into areas of procurement, waste management and external contract services where practical• Ensure that the Management has overall responsibility for this policy and for implementation of the environmental management system.

Carbon Neutrality:

Prestige Chauffeurs Limited are committed to researching the feasibility of alternative fuel powered vehicles such as Hydrogen and battery cell. We are also keen to become a carbon neutral company by giving our clients the opportunity to carbon offset their journeys in the future.

Office Procedures:

Procurement of stationary for internal office use will be specified as re-cycled where available. Paper, card, printer cartridges and other such materials will be collected and delivered to the local re-cycling points.

All non-essential office equipment and lighting will be switched off when not needed.

Electronic reservations, billing and invoicing systems will be used wherever possible to reduce paper-based systems.

Vehicle servicing & Dispatch procedures:

Vehicles will be maintained in accordance with manufacturer’s service schedules. Our chauffeur daily checks routine will aid fuel efficiency by ensuring tyre pressures are correct.

Monitoring of daily work programs will ensure that un-loaded miles are reduced and wherever possible and practical we will suggest clients from the same organisation car share, helping reduce CO2 emissions. 

Prestige Chauffeurs long-term objectives are:• To reduce our energy costs, by procuring energy at the most cost-effective price• Reduce the companies Carbon Footprint• Reduce our consumption of fossil fuels• Increase the proportion of renewable energy compared to fossil fuels• Increase our investment in clean, energy efficient technologies and equipment