St Andrews Taxis, one of the leading taxi services in the region, is proud to announce its recent achievement of the prestigious 5-star rating in the renowned Eco Stars fleet recognition scheme. This recognition underscores the company’s unwavering commitment to operational excellence, environmental sustainability, and reducing its carbon footprint.
The Eco Stars scheme, designed to promote and guide operators of HGVs, buses, coaches, vans, and taxis towards efficient and eco-friendly practices, awarded St Andrews Taxis the highest possible rating for its exceptional operational and environmental performance. The expert assessment, conducted by the Eco Stars team comprising industry professionals with extensive transport experience, evaluated each vehicle individually, as well as the fleet as a whole.
St Andrews Taxis’ commitment to sustainability is reflected in its comprehensive approach to fleet operational efficiency. The company excels in the six key pillars of the Eco Stars assessment, including fleet composition, fuel management, driver skill development, vehicle specification and preventative maintenance, IT support systems, and performance monitoring and management. By embracing eco-friendly measures such as incorporating low-emission and electric vehicles, implementing fuel-efficient driving practices, and utilising advanced technology, St Andrews Taxis sets a remarkable standard in the transportation industry.
“We are honoured to have received the prestigious 5-star rating in the Eco Stars fleet recognition scheme,” said James Glen, Director at St Andrews Taxis. “This accomplishment reflects our deep-rooted commitment to environmental sustainability and our ongoing efforts to provide our customers with a reliable and eco-conscious taxi service.”
With their membership in the Eco Stars scheme, St Andrews Taxis continues to lead the way in sustainable transportation, inspiring other operators to follow suit. The company’s dedication to reducing fuel consumption, emissions, and costs while prioritising customer satisfaction has set them apart as an industry benchmark.
About St Andrews Taxis:
St Andrews Taxis is a premier taxi service dedicated to delivering exceptional transportation experiences in a sustainable manner. With a diverse fleet that includes low-emission vehicles, the company is committed to reducing its carbon footprint while providing reliable and professional taxi services to customers. St Andrews Taxis proudly holds a 5-star rating in the Eco Stars fleet recognition scheme, reflecting its dedication to operational efficiency and environmental responsibility.
About Eco Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme:
The ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is a free scheme that aims to help fleet operators improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption & emissions and make cost savings.
It was originally set up in South Yorkshire in 2009 when four local councils – Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham – wanted to tackle local air quality issues caused by transport, focusing on HGVs, buses, coaches and vans. They swiftly realised that many fleet operators were already making progress in reducing their environmental impact, and wanted to recognise their efforts, but at the same time provide expert and practical advice on how to make improvements. As a result ECO Stars was born.
Since then, ECO Stars has gone from strength to strength and recently broadened its remit to include a scheme for taxis and private hire vehicles. It has now been adopted by many other council areas in the UK including York, Edinburgh and Warrington as well as several cities across Europe. In total, the individual schemes have more than 500 members with 14,000+ vehicles.