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Tata Steel

Tata Steel is one of the world’s most geographically diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and commercial offices in over 35 countries.

The Tata Group was founded on the principle that its activities should always benefit society, and Tata Steel is guided by the same long-term vision.

Sustainability is at the very heart of what Tata Steel does, and a key objective is to drive down the emissions of its 600 strong vehicle fleet.

With a desire to make significant reductions to its emissions output, with long-term sustainable change, Tata Steel asked its contract hire and fleet management partner, Grosvenor Leasing, to review its current situation and formulate a plan for year on year emissions reduction.

Grosvenor Leasing is part of the Grosvenor Group, which also encompasses Interactive Fleet Management, and offers an award winning service, aptly named 0Zone, to help companies make the smooth transition towards ultra-low emission and electric vehicles.

At the start of 2018, Tata Steel was running a predominantly diesel fleet (96% of its cars), with petrol making up 1% and hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric making up the remaining 3%.

Emitting 2326 tonnes of CO2 per annum, its average was 110.09 gsm/km with fuel costing £1.9 million each year.

Thanks to the advice, support and guidance from Grosvenor, by July 2019 hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles made up almost 20% of the vehicle fleet, the total annual carbon emissions had reduced by 12.3% to 2040 tonnes, and the average CO2 was down to 98.99 gsm/km, a movement of -11%.

As well as environmental advances, Tata Steel was also making some significant financial gains with annual fuel costs dropping by over a quarter of a million pounds, a saving of 10.6%.

“We began by mapping out Tata Steel’s environmental footprint at that time,” said Giles Bolton, Grosvenor’s head of corporate, “and this was made relatively easy thanks to our OSCAR365 system.

“OSCAR365 is our online fleet management system, developed in-house by the Grosvenor Group’s own software team, and because we have been managing Tata Steel’s fleet for some time we had superb data on their fleet mix, vehicle usage and CO2 levels.

“We then formulated a plan to introduce ultralow and zero emission vehicles in line with their replacement schedules, taking into account the suitability of the vehicles, their mileages and where they were located.”

“Being sustainable and green is incredibly important to us,” added David Laurence, Tata Steel’s UK employee benefits manager, Human Resources, “as it underpins our core values as an organisation.

“The team at Grosvenor has been invaluable to us with its advice and expertise around going green, and its help in replacing our vehicles with ultra-low emission and electric models that are fit for purpose.

“Every decision is underpinned by real data from their OSCAR365 system, which means we are able to work to a clear and robust plan, and we look forward to working with Grosvenor towards a zero emission future.”


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“The team at Grosvenor has been invaluable to us with its advice and expertise around going green”

David Laurence, Tata Steel’s UK employee benefits manager, Human Resources

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