NAFA’s IFA Leads Discussion On Implementing A Global Sustainable Drive Chain
(PRINCETON, NJ – SEPTEMBER 11, 2014) – Responsibility is not confined to one country or one hemisphere. An effective sustainability culture, like an effective corporate culture, extends from the top of the ladder down to every rung. There is, after all, only one shared atmosphere and the burden to maintain it rests upon every conscientious business entity. And still, old habits die hard, and old ways may not be prone to change. How does the international fleet manager address the subject of the global sustainable drive chain with authority and responsiveness?
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy (IFA), taking place November 5-7 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL, is the fleet conference designed to tackle the subjects that directly affect every fleet professional with global responsibilities. On Friday, November 7, Moderator Peter Egan, Partner, Fleet Vision, will engage a panel of respected fleet leaders on the subject “Implementing A Global Sustainable Drive Chain.”
CO2 reduction requirements adopted around the world continue to challenge global fleet managers to meet differing needs based on territories, vehicle cargo, and functional requirements, size of fleet, and more. And yet, many worldwide fleets rely on fixed selector lists, sticking with the same make and model over time. What they may gain in consistency, you might be losing in opportunities to run a cleaner fleet.
“At NAFA’s Institute & Expo in 2014, the Association announced the development of NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program, so this is a subject of utmost importance and consequence to us and fleet managers alike,” said NAFA Chief Executive Officer Phillip E. Russo, CAE. “Companies and organizations live a culture of sustainability, and that commitment flows to every one of their fleets, both at home and abroad. That sets unique challenges before the international fleet manager, and that is why the International Fleet Academy is focusing on the subject.” NAFA’s International Fleet Academy is designed specifically to meet the needs of those who manage fleets outside of the United States and Canada, and offers fleet professionals the tools to gain understanding, and the opportunity to discuss the problems and challenges they’re facing with some of the brightest minds in global fleet management. The IFA provides the education they need with the reputation and quality they trust and rely upon.
NAFA’s International Fleet Academy helps attendees build the specialized skills needed for the expanding and changing fleet environment across diverse world markets. Attendees will leave with a standard of excellence for their dealings within and outside their organization, with customers, suppliers, and drivers among others. The conference is a “must” for companies and organizations with global fleets, as well as corporate global fleet managers; corporate fleet directors; procurement specialists; corporate executives with reporting responsibility for their organization’s fleet operations; fleet personnel who assist fleet managers and directors in their global fleet operations; and fleet managers, directors, and executives who want to learn more about multi-national fleet operations. ”
NAFA is whole-heartedly committed to sustainable fleets,” said Russo. “It goes far beyond geographic borders. How fleets address this now has a direct impact on the future for us all. NAFA’s International Fleet Academy is an affirmation of that commitment and I encourage all fleet managers to take part in this presentation.”
For a limited time, attendees who register before September 30 can take advantage of early-bird pricing. More information is available at: http://www.nafafleetacademy.org
About NAFA Fleet Management Association
NAFA is the world’s premier non-profit association for professionals who manage fleets of sedans, public safety vehicles, trucks, and buses of all types and sizes, and a wide range of military and off-road equipment for organizations across the globe. NAFA is the association for the diverse vehicle fleet management profession regardless of organizational type, geographic location or fleet composition. NAFA’s Full and Associate Members are responsible for the specification, acquisition, maintenance and repair, fueling, risk management, and remarketing of more than 3.5 million vehicles including in excess of 1.1 million trucks of which 350 thousand are medium- and heavy-duty trucks. For more information, please visit http://www.nafa.org
About NAFA’s Sustainable Fleet Standard Program
Developed in conjunction with CALSTART, the NAFA Sustainable Fleet Standard Program will allow member organizations to assess how to enhance their practices in a way that decreases their fuel dependence and emissions, while increasing the efficiency of their vehicles, improving performance, and reducing harmful pollutants. The ability to assess and strip waste on this front will pave a road to improve performance and reduce harmful pollutants, while often also reducing costs. The new Sustainable Fleet Standard Program is being designed for two purposes: to encourage and make it easy for fleets to take the first steps, while also setting a strong framework to reward those fleets already taking real action. The program will be complementary to existing federal programs, but sets a standard by which fleets can assess their progress.
More information will become available as the program approaches implementation. For more information, please visit http://www.NAFASustainable.org
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