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Royal Coachman Demonstrates Environmental Leadership in Transportation


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Denville, NJ. Oct. 2, 2008 - Royal Coachman Worldwide has embarked on a comprehensive environmental sustainability program to reduce the environmental footprint of all aspects of their business. Using the services of Green Ride Global - a North American firm which provides environmental sustainability programs for the transportation industry - Royal Coachman Worldwide has designed a carbon reduction strategy aimed at achieving a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction of 20 percent over the next 5 to 10 years through fuel efficiency, the transition to new technologies, reduced electricity use, waste diversion, recycling programs, and employee education.

With increased environmental awareness and concerns around climate change on the rise, Royal Coachman has implemented an environmental management system that is ISO 14001 compliant and qualifies them for inclusion in the US EPA Climate Leaders program. Some of the initiatives they have already implemented include:

Establishing an in-house Environmental Committee Evaluating the latest in hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle technology Measuring, monitoring and reporting on business travel and staff commuting Transitioning to a paperless office Retrofitting office lighting Diverting waste through a company-wide recycling program Choosing biodegradable solvents and cleansers for vehicles and office

Many of Royal Coachman's clients have committed to reducing their own GHG emissions. "Achieving environmental sustainability is everybody's responsibility," says Amy Birnbaum, CEO of Royal Coachman Worldwide. "More and more corporations are requiring their ground transportation providers to measure and reduce their carbon footprint." By virtue of selecting Royal Coachman's services, clients are effectively reducing their own indirect emissions associated with their ground transportation use.

"Our clients have their own environmental commitments in place and are building supply chains and choosing service providers that reflect the environmental shift in corporate values," says Jon Epstein, President of Royal Coachman Worldwide. "We are proud to fill their need for environmentally sustainable ground transportation."