Bayer awarded International Fleet Green Award once again

Innovative and flexible solutions for reducing vehicle fleet CO2

Objective achieved ahead of deadline: 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions of vehicle fleet since 2008

Leverkusen, 12-12-2012 — / — Bayer has once again been awarded the International Fleet Green Award. In bestowing this honor, Fleet Europe, the European association of providers and users of leased vehicles and automotive manufacturers, is recognizing how the Bayer Group’s innovative vehicle fleet management is reducing CO2 emissions.
Having previously won this international environmental award for vehicle fleets in 2009, Bayer has now become the first company to win it twice.

“The jury was impressed by the strong yet flexible approach of Bayer’s truly global policy with a clear link to its corporate ecological strategy,” was the reason given for the

“The vehicle fleet is a building block in our comprehensive efforts to fully exploit all the Group’s potential for cutting CO2 emissions,” says Professor Wolfgang Plischke, member of the Bayer Board of Management responsible for Technology, Innovation and Sustainability. “Our strategy is geared towards resource efficiency, which enables us to cut both CO2 emissions and costs.”

Bayer has been steadily switching its global vehicle fleet to environmentally friendly technologies since the beginning of 2008. For example, the Group is systematically introducing vehicles with engine technologies that optimize consumption and alternative drive systems such as natural gas or hybrid, depending on specific local circumstances.

These measures have enabled Bayer to reach the goal it set itself ahead of deadline, the end of 2012, and reduce the CO2 emissions of the vehicle fleet by 20 percent compared to the end of 2007. This is equivalent to an average annual reduction of more than 32,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Bayer’s global vehicle fleet numbers around 24,000 vehicles.

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Lutz Hansen (right), vehicle fleet manager at Bayer, was presented with the award by Caroline Thonnon from Fleet Europe and Olivier Bodet from PSA Peugeot Citroën.

Lutz Hansen (right), vehicle fleet manager at Bayer, was presented with the award by Caroline Thonnon from Fleet Europe and Olivier Bodet from PSA Peugeot Citroën.


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