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avis-the-greenest-car-rental-company  About the Environment 

The Avis GreenPrint

This Avis GreenPrint portrays what Avis has done and aims to do in the area of sustainability, to be a “greener” company and to make a difference toward a better world for future generations: “At Avis, we are serious about our impact on the environment, from our use of natural resources to energy use and Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. In this regard, Avis has entrenched a flexible and effective sustainability programme which is constantly revised and gains momentum in our quest to reduce our load on the environment. This is a journey, a journey with many instances of realization and triumphs along the way and our people are excited and committed to our journey of sustainability at Avis”.

The Avis ethos of conserving our heritage, wildlife and environment, was installed in the 1970’s, when Avis committed to the support and sponsorship of organisations dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. Over the past 4 decades, Avis have been strong supporters of the WWF, Wilderness Leadership School, SanParks, SA Wide Life College and contributed to many other related projects.

Since 2006, Avis management expanded its conservation approach, to include other environmental matters, such as waste recycling and water conservation, which, following a programme to introduce intensive water reduction and recycling processes into our facilities since 2008, has produced water recycling to over 103 million litres of water per annum. In addition, Avis was the first car rental company in SA to introduce Hybrid vehicle technology to the rental market in 2007. In 2008, Avis committed to reducing and off-setting their own business GHG emissions and in 2009, became South Africa’s first Carbon Neutral car rental accredited company in accordance with UN protocol. In 2008, our appointment of a dedicated Sustainability Department took our efforts to new heights, internalizing the energy and increasing our company’s effort and focus on real change in the areas of our business that works against the ethos of sustainable and environmentally friendly business practice.

The inserts below gives a greater insight to the initiatives and work that Avis have been involved in and will continue to pioneer and embrace the drive toward a healthier planet.


Long standing relationship with WWF-SA and other
ecological initiatives

Johannesburg, Kwazulu- Natal, Port Elizabeth & Cape Town's preparation facilities achieves "water neutral" status through rain water harvesting in wet months

Avis saves 103-million litres of water a year through
First car rental company to receive carbon neutral
accreditation for the offset of out internal fuel and energy
CO2 emissions

Avis Sustainability News


Avis expands its carbon neutral certification with local South African project


Avis, the leading car rental company in South Africa, today announced that it has renewed its position on carbon neutrality through the CarbonNeutral® Company certification, following three years of carbon off-setting since October 2008 to reduce its carbon footprint (for Scope 1 & 2 emissions) to net zero, being South Africa’s first company to do so. Avis is well known for its environmental focus on a number of fronts and the renewal of their carbon neutral status for the next two years is indicative of their commitment to make a real difference to the environment.


Avis expands carbon neutral certification

Green Day


In support of Food and Trees for Africa and Global Carbon Exchange's call for environmental awareness and education, Brand Ambassadors wore Green to the office today.
We can contribute to a greener future by raising awareness of green issues such as climate change, water, waste and energy management, natural resource depletion and sustainability in general.


Green Day

Avis contributes to leopard conservation


Avis Rent a Car tries harder by donating a Toyota 4x4 Double Cab to Cape Leopard Trust Boland Project.


Avis donates 4x4 to leopard conservation

Avis roots for the birds


Avis Rent a Car is adding another feather to its conservation cap by sponsoring a car for BirdLife South Africa’s Regional Conservation Manager in Gauteng/North West, Ernst Retief, for a year.


Avis sponsors car to BirdLife for a year

Honda Jazz Hybrid Joins Avis Fleet


The Jazz hybrid uses an Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system to combine an advanced electric motor with a conventional petrol engine. With the Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, under certain conditions the Jazz Hybrid has the capability to run under electric power only. The result is improved fuel economy and a more refined drive.

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Honda Jazz Hybrid

Avis sponsors Brettie the cheetah


Ann van Dyk Cheetah center thanks Avis for renewing their adoption of Brettie the cheetah, which includes funding for food, medical care and enclosure maintenance.


Avis sponsors Brettie the cheetah

Yet another award for Avis


Avis has received a “Special Commendation” award as runner-up in the category “Water Care” at the Mail & Guardian’s “Greening the Future” Awards


Greening the Future Awards

Join us in celebrating Earth Day


Earth day is a global movement that intends to raise awareness around environmental issues as well as inform people that they too can make a positive impact on the environment in their daily lives.


Earth Hour

Avis wins Climate Change Leadership Award


At the second annual Climate Change Leadership Award (CCLA) ceremony, an initiative of Lead SA, Avis Rent a Car was acclaimed winner of the Corporate Services category. Avis was recognised for extending its sustainability initiatives beyond carbon offsetting to include a holistic and innovative approach towards reducing the company’s negative impact on the environment – from improved water use and energy reduction to integrated waste management.


Avis wins Climate Change Leadership Award

African sun shines on world's toughest renewable power race


The 2010 event has attracted competitive racing teams from Germany, Japan, Iran and South Africa, including the German School in Johannesburg and the University of Johannesburg. By 2012 the SA Solar Challenge is expected to become a global event attracting all the world’s top solar teams. This year Avis will be sponsoring all support vehicles for each team participating.


Avis Sponsors Solar Race

Avis Cape Town depot now water neutral


Following the first week of winter rains in Cape Town and some additional tweaking of our new water recycling system, our facility at Cape Town International Airport is now 100% water neutral.


Avis Cape Town Depot now Water Neutral

Avis Plants 300 Trees for Local Communities


In a few years young children at Thuthuka Primary School in Tembisa will be able to play in the shade of 75 indigenous trees.


Avis Plants 300 Trees for Local Communities

Avis Green Stand Wins Platinum


Avis won the Platinum Award at the Indaba Awards for it's environmentally friendly stand that was constructed entirely out of green eco friendly


Avis Green Stand at Indaba

Avis goes Carbon Neutral


Avis leads the Carbon Neutral drive in Car rental, by offsetting 11 000t of C02.



Food & Trees for Africa


FTFA helps establish sustainable natural resources that provide food security for poverty-stricken people and contribute to the greening of maginalised communities.


Food & Trees for Africa

Poorest women in developing nations stand to suffer most from climate change


Climate change is a womans rights issue as it is the poorest women in developing nations like ours that stand to suffer the most from climate change.


Poorest women in developing nations

Go Green with Avis


Avis in accordance with it's pledge "We Try Harder" and new drive towards a greener South Africa was the first to offer customers the option of renting the environmentally friendly hybrid, Toyota Prius. A first in South Africa and with a total of 40 vehicles, Avis lead the way by introducing environmentally friendly travel to the travel and tourism market - at the three main centres of Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.


Toyota Prius

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