To commit to continual improvement and prevention of pollution through reducing our environmental impact to a minimum, whilst maintaining the
high level of service our customers expect.
Dial-a-Cab, as the largest supplier of licensed taxis in Central London, recognises the environmental impacts of their service on the local environment
and wider environment.
Dial-a-Cab aim to adhere to strict environmental policies and comply with any applicable legal or other requirements relating to environmental aspects.
With a fleet of 2,500 vehicles and as a market leader within the field, Dial-a-Cab realises the potential opportunity to not only comply with taxi legislation and
policy, but to strive to set higher environmental standards and lead the market as an example of best practice.
Our aim is to install environmental confidence within our clients and customers by demonstrating efficient and sustainable behaviour throughout the full
service provided. To ensure this is achieved, Dial-a-Cab has implemented an environmental action plan throughout the company, agreed at board level and
visible throughout the company’s premises, procedures, website and fleet.
To ensure the company is performing to the highest environmental standards, Dial-a-Cab is working closely with independent environmental consultancy
company, Carbon Clear, to act as an external monitoring agent, examining the company’s environmental performance and advising the board and staff of the
latest technologies and behavioural initiatives, guaranteeing continued carbon reduction is achieved.
Carbon Clear Ltd. established the total footprint of the company. This includes the energy consumption at Dial-a-Cab House, the fleet fuel usage and
company business travel.
The baseline emissions for Dial-a-Cab were calculated in 2008 with a detailed report produced summarising the results, setting a starting point for future
Our Carbon emissions which are calculated annually are used as a guide to measure improvements, set targets and objectives for reduction.
An offsetting program has been implemented, ensuring all the emissions produced by Dial-a-Cab taxi journeys are offset.
Through our partnership with Carbon Clear, we invest in high quality carbon reduction projects around the world.
The projects we select not only result in proven, permanent carbon emission reductions, but also provide social and environmental benefits to the local
Delhi Metro Project: This Voluntary Carbon Standard project reduces greenhouse gas emissions through the innovative use of regenerative braking technology.
When the train’s brakes are applied, kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost as heat is converted into electrical energy, for use by the train or to send
to the grid. The project is certified by the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and helps improve the air quality in Delhi in addition to reducing global carbon
Keban Small Scale Hydro Project: The project in Turkey generates clean hydroelectricity, reducing carbon emissions by displacing fossil
fuel use. The project supports the local economy by providing jobs, energy security and a sustainable fishery facility. This project is also certified by the
Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).
Dial-a-Cab strives to reduce their emissions where ever possible. The focus for reductions spans technological, process and behavioural change reductions.
Dial-a-Cab House has an office waste recycling policy, has arranged a recycling contract and implemented a recycling programme throughout the company.
Dial-a-Cab operates a bespoke and highly advanced mobile terminal system, assigning the nearest vehicle to each call, guaranteeing the most sustainable
service and reduced emissions.
The Dial-a-Cab fleet consists mainly of TX1, TX2, TX4 & Mercedes Vito models, which meet the Euro III specifications outlined in the Mayor’s Taxi Emissions
Dial-a-Cab has taken the responsibility to educate their staff through training and use of the intranet system. Our Environmental Policy is available via
the Dial-a-Cab website which also explains climate change and how to reduce carbon emissions.
Dial-a-Cab will continue to audit and offset their carbon emissions, so maintaining their carbon footprint neutral service for clients.
Dial-a-Cab will implement recommended carbon reduction solutions and continue to assess their carbon footprint, to be the first taxi company to achieve
the Carbon Footprint Standard, having assessed, offset and reduced the company’s carbon emissions.
Staff training will continue through ongoing training sessions and intranet posting ensuring green behaviour is adopted at all times, within all company
processes and practices.
Dial-a-Cab is exploring the use of cleaner fuels for their taxicabs and is investigating the opportunities to use bio fuel within our 2,500 fleet.
"There is no question in my mind that environmental action is paramount.
Climate change will only be tackled if each and every one of us reduces our impact. That is why, here at Dial-a-Cab, we are constantly reviewing our operations - including our taxis & offices - and are implementing new carbon saving technologies & practices, as well as carbon offsetting the emissions that we cannot reduce.
The 'green' policy is one that I have seen gather pace, starting as desirable but now imperative. Dial-a-Cab will endeavour to explore and implement new ideas to ensure our premises, procedures and fleet is as environmentally friendly as possible".
Brian Rice, Chairman of Dial-a-Cab
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