By rethinking the cleaning of its vehicles, Europcar Group saved the equivalent of 31 olympics pools during 2017
Following the launch of the Corporate Social Responsibility project, named Commit Together!, and at the occasion of the World Water Day, Europcar Group is proud to announce the results of the efforts undertaken to limit its water consumption regarding the cleaning of its vehicles in stations.
Europcar Group has deployed, since last year, a new European program aiming to revise the systematic cleaning of its vehicles. After each rental, the real need of cleaning each vehicle is assessed, based on a pre-established list of criteria. This assessment indicates whether the vehicle needs an integral cleaning or if a partial dry one is sufficient. This technic prevents from moving vehicles and the related water consumption.
During 2017, 13 % of vehicles rented by Europcar Group, in its subsidiaries, has been cleaned without using water, allowing to preserve the water of the equivalent of 31 Olympics pools throughout the year.
As part of the Commit together! strategy, Europcar Group has set the objective by 2020 to reach 20% of vehicles processed without water.