Foreword

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Foreword

Dear reader, 


Sustainability is among today’s chief challenges and we all have a responsibility to improve our social, environmental and economic impact. As the representative association of Europe’s equipment rental industry, it is our priority to assist rental companies as well as their suppliers and customers in implementing sustainable business practices that benefit all of us.

ERA’s Sustainability Committee presents this brochure to showcase sustainable practices that benefit society and the environment whilst leading to cost reductions and business opportunities. You will see that even small changes and investments can have a big impact on sustainability. For each step in the rental supply chain, we present you a number of best practices. We encourage all rental companies to share their sustainable best practices so that we can regularly update this brochure. 


It is our firm belief that the rental industry is a key player in the transition towards a sustainable economy. It provides a shift from the “ownership of goods” to “access to goods”. In this manner, renting allows us to save resources and make better use of equipment throughout its lifecycle. We demand policy makers to take the benefits of rental into account in their decision making.


We are looking forward to engaging with all our stakeholders who are searching for sustainable solutions. Together we can build a sustainable future!


Yours sincerely,


Franciska Janzon

Michel Petitjean

Franciska Janzon

Franciska Janzon

Chairwoman ERA Committee on Sustainability

Michel Petitjean

Michel Petitjean

Secretary General