A green fleet action plan should be developed alongside a larger corporate GHG reduction strategy.

Green fleet action plans should always start with the calculation of fuel consumption and GHG emissions baselines. As with other corporate reduction strategies, it should include the identification and assessment of different implementation strategies that will most effectively reduce GHGs.

Key organizational stakeholders should be involved in its development. While each action plan will be different, certain elements should be present. These include:

  • Fuel efficiency and GHG emissions targets.
  • Implementation strategies.
  • Roles and responsibilities.
  • Milestones.
  • Monitoring, measuring, and reporting.
  • Key performance indicators.

Once completed, you should communicate the green fleet action plan to all stakeholders involved and implement it as soon as possible. The community and media should be a part of this as well. They should also be a part of celebrating your successes. The more the community connects with the success you are having in reducing GHG emissions, the more likely they are to work to reduce their own.

This table from the City of Toronto’s Green Fleet Plan demonstrates the emissions reduction successes that the Toronto fleet has had as a result of the City’s Green Fleet Transition Plan. / City of Toronto, 2008