Abbott Laboratories Cuts Emissions and Fuel Use
Abbott, one of the world's leading health care companies, is the first to test drive our PHH GreenFleet program to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.
Reduce CO2 emissions to 10 percent below 2004 levels by 2010, normalized by sales.
Results to date
Abbott established a greenhouse gas baseline and incorporated more efficient vehicles into its fleet.
To encourage the switch to more environmentally friendly vehicles, Abbott offered upgrade incentives such as satellite radios and sunroofs. The company also clearly communicated with drivers about the environmental impacts of their choices. As a result, the most recent fleet selection saw about 20 percent of drivers opting for more fuel-efficient vehicles, improving fuel economy, reducing per vehicle greenhouse gas emissions and decreasing projected per vehicle operating costs.
Headquarters: Abbott Park, IL
Industry: Health Care
Fleet Type: Sales
What they're saying
"Our business revolves around helping people lead healthier lives. This includes minimizing our impact on climate change and other environmental issues. We're proud to work with PHH Arval and Environmental Defense in this pilot program as we work together to find ways to improve the environment and educate people about the impact vehicle emissions have on the planet."