ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As GreenPrint's reduced emissions retail fuel and fleet programs continue their success, the company has made it a priority to give back to the industry by offering carbon neutral Uber rides at SIGMA events. The idea was welcomed and embraced by industry executives and leaders who have taken over 350 Carbon Neutral Uber rides since 2016. In fact, during the SIGMA Annual Meeting in Chicago in November one attendee drove the 6 billionth mile offset by GreenPrint in 2017.
In partnership with SIGMA, and in coordination with Uber, GreenPrint provided Carbon Neutral Uber transportation to and from the SIGMA Annual and Legislative Meetings in 2016 and 2017. In addition to providing the transportation, GreenPrint calculated and offset the tailpipe carbon emissions of each ride. Just under 10,000 miles were driven, including GreenPrint's milestone of 6 billion miles driven this year, and an impressive 762,000 pounds of carbon were sequestered from the atmosphere on behalf of SIGMA attendees.
"SIGMA is an important organization and we truly value our relationship with them. Over the last 4 years fuel retailers, marketers, and suppliers have embraced our reduced emission fuel programs as clients in order to build loyalty and goodwill with their customers. It's exciting to see these same fuel executives that we work with as clients, actually embrace our program as consumers themselves to offset their own transportation," says Pete Davis, CEO of GreenPrint.
"The work GreenPrint is doing to help fuel marketers differentiate themselves by reducing consumers tailpipe emissions is very exciting. Carbon Neutral Uber rides was a great way to promote the concept while also providing a safe, convenient, tangible, and eco-friendly service to the conference attendees," said Douglas Haugh President of U.S. Fuels of Parkland Fuel Corporation.
Founded in 1958 as the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA), SIGMA has become a fixture in the motor fuel marketing industry. After more than fifty years of leadership, SIGMA is the national trade association representing the most successful, progressive, and innovative fuel marketers and chain retailers in the United States and Canada. From the outset, the association has served to further the interests of both the branded and unbranded segment of the industry while providing information and services to members.
Founded by a team of loyalty and rewards experts, GreenPrint created the first reduced fuel emissions program which it licenses to convenience store chains, energy companies, fuel marketers, and corporate fleets – enabling them to sell, or fill up with, more environmentally friendly fuel. Today the company reduces emissions on almost 500 million gallons annually across hundreds of retail locations and 50,000 corporate and municipal fleets in 12 countries.
SOURCE GreenPrint, LLC