Leveraging Fleet to Drive Your CSR Goals
From EVs to supplier diversity, learn how your fleet vehicles can help fuel successful ESG initiatives.
As organizations continue to prioritize corporate social responsibility (CSR), a growing number of businesses are exploring a variety of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. For procurement and supply chain professionals, this often means adjusting strategies to deliver not only budgetary and financial results, but also align with corporate ESG goals. With that in mind, fleet is one area of business that continues to garner attention due to its potential to significantly impact both sustainability efforts and supplier diversity initiatives.
As you explore new strategies to align with and support your company’s various ESG initiatives, here’s a look at how Holman, one of the world’s leading fleet and mobility services companies, can help you leverage your fleet vehicles to drive your sustainability and supplier diversity goals forward.
Ready to Embrace EVs?
With many businesses looking for new ways to meet sustainability goals and mandates, fleet electrification is quickly becoming a popular strategy for reducing an organization’s overall carbon footprint. While the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) won’t happen overnight, many businesses are ready to begin integrating EVs into their fleet mix to align with their company’s overall sustainability strategy.
That being said, transitioning your fleet to EVs is more complex than simply determining which models to order. Fleet electrification is influenced by a variety of factors, including business requirements, vehicle specifications, operating parameters and charging infrastructure. The good news is that you don’t have to navigate this journey alone, and partnering with an industry leader such as Holman can help ensure you develop the right strategic approach for your organization.
We often recommend a phased approach to fleet electrification, assessing such factors as vehicle type, role within your business, utilization and charging options to determine the segment of your fleet best suited to lead your transition to EVs. Then, you can build on your initial success, gain additional insight and understanding, and apply this EV knowledge to other areas or segments within your fleet.
You’ll also need to develop a comprehensive charging strategy that aligns with your business objectives. Your charging strategy is just as important — if not more so — as acquiring the EVs themselves and it needs to be in place before your first EVs begin to arrive.
With a strategic partner like Holman, which has the expertise and resources to simplify electrification projects, you can streamline vehicle acquisition, infrastructure development and charging solutions to make integrating EVs into your daily business operations virtually seamless.
Diversifying Your Fleet Supply Chain
Fostering an increasingly diverse supply chain continues to be a top strategic priority for a number of organizations. Today, your supply chain partners have to provide the services and resources your business needs to maximize revenue while also aligning with your corporate social responsibility philosophies and goals. However, as you look for ways to diversity your fleet spend — often among the largest line items in your operating budget — you’re left with limited, if any, options.
Holman is proud to be the first and only global fleet management provider to be a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE). Now in our third generation of Holman family ownership, the organization is led by board chair Mindy Holman. Being a WBE-certified business is a reflection of the significant role women throughout our organization have played — and will continue to play — in Holman’s sustained growth and success.
Holman’s WBENC certification provides our business and our customers with tangible resources to improve supplier diversity. As a WBE-certified organization, our customers can classify their payments to Holman as Tier-1 diversity spend. In addition to helping you optimize your fleet and better control operating costs, partnering with Holman allows you to classify your lease payments, fuel costs, maintenance spend and the like as Tier-1 diversity spend and further diversify your organization’s supply chain.
As an integrated automotive services company with an unrivaled range of competencies, Holman can help you maximize the potential of your fleet as a strategic business asset while also supporting your organization’s ESG goals. To learn more about Holman’s holistic fleet and mobility solutions, visit Holman.com.