JUNE 2008

Avis reduces printed paper use by 100 tons

Avis Rent A Car announced that it will discontinue the printing and distribution of scores of customer brochures and other collateral marketing materials. The effort is expected to reduce paper consumption by 100 tons per year, preserving about 1,500 trees annually, and reducing Avis' costs.

Avis has implemented several initiatives in addition to reducing its use of printed materials. Avis offers gas/electric hybrid vehicles including the Toyota Prius, the Nissan Altima and the Ford Escape. Approximately half of the Avis fleet is rated at 28 miles per gallon or better (highway), while approximately one fourth is rated at 32 miles per gallon (highway) or better.

Sixty-three percent of Avis vehicles are United States EPA Smartway® Certified; Smartway Certification, which is based on EPA analyses of vehicle fuel efficiency and tailpipe emissions, is designed to help consumers identify the cleanest, most fuel efficient vehicles available.

In addition to offering vehicles that minimize environmental impact from rental car use, Avis also has begun the process of creating a formal Environmental Management System in accordance with ISO 14001 international standards. This will result in a comprehensive plan to reduce impacts including water conservation, energy use, noise emission, use of natural resources, landfill contribution and other areas.