Following the implementation of its Hertz 24/7 car-share club, the U.K.’s University of Reading has been named the Sustainability Program of the Year at Public Sector Travel's annual Engage Awards.
According to Hertz, the on-campus car-sharing program gives the university's staff and students access to a self-service fleet of low emission vehicles, which helps reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions.
"Hertz 24/7 on-campus car club has been operating at the University of Reading for the last three years, driving a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions and fuel consumption,” says Michel Taride, group president, Hertz International. “The Sustainability Programme of the Year accolade is an important recognition of the University of Reading's efforts to offer cost-effective alternatives to traditional transport as well as to Hertz's dedication to delivering smart mobility and environmentally-friendly solutions."
"It is very exciting to win this award,” says Karen Stanbridge, sustainable travel coordinator at the University of Reading. “Our Hertz 24/7 on-campus car club allows staff and students to travel to the University by alternative means of transport and access a Hertz 24/7 vehicle to attend meetings in locations that may not be easily accessed by public transport. ... "
In addition to University of Reading, Hertz 24/7 works with Imperial College London, Oxford Brookes University and London's Brunel University in the U.K. Hertz 24/7 also partners with over 50 U.S. universities, says Hertz.
For more information on Hertz 24/7, visit www.hertz247.com.