A sustainable future

We’re using our industry expertise to help drive the transition to electric vehicles and support our customers on their net zero journeys.
Driving sustainability

We’re working with our customers to reduce UK vehicle emissions and their impact on our environment. Electric transport is a major solution to cut millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year, as well as helping curb transport related air and noise pollution.

We have four pillars to support our sustainability targets. These are:

  • The calculation of emissions and reduction targets, covering Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 through Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) validation
  • Reducing the direct impact of our offices and sites, and transitioning our own company car fleet to zero emission vehicles through the EV100 commitment
  • Supporting customers to transition their own fleets to zero emission vehicles, supported by the EV100 commitment and green bond
  • Helping our suppliers on their net zero journeys, led by emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science and validated by the SBTi.
Leading by example through our EV100 commitment

The role we take in supporting our customers transition their fleets to zero emission vehicles, is vitally important for ensuring that the industry hits net zero emissions by 2050.


Urgent action is required to avoid the worst effects of climate change. We are aware of the global need to reduce carbon emissions and are proud to say that we have committed to SBTi’s Business Ambition for 1.5 degrees to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest.

Our targets will cover the direct carbon emissions from our offices and sites, plus those of our value chain including the manufacture of our vehicles and their use by our customers. Our targets will be validated by October 2023 at the latest.

Certified carbon neutral organisation

We are a certified carbon neutral organisation. We are committed to maintaining this standard each year by supporting projects that have a positive environmental and social impact.


Our carbon neutral commitment supports delivery of our strategy to embed sustainability throughout the Zenith business and making a positive impact on society. Examples of the projects we have funded include:

  • Reduced deforestation in the Amazon
  • Improved cookstoves in Malawi
  • Renewable energy in Uruguay

Our environmental priority is to reduce our environmental impact through our SBTi commitment. However, offsetting and maintaining our carbon neutral organisation status plays a complimentary role in our carbon reduction plan, as offsetting will form part of our net zero targets to be validated by SBTi in the next 12 months.

Supporting our customers

We provide expert environmental fleet advice for our customers, enabling them to transition to zero emission vehicles through dedicated account management, customer relationships, fleet consultancy and new business teams.

We lead customers through the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) by:

  • Hosting webinars for customer employees aimed at increasing their knowledge of EVs
  • Hosting webinars on sustainability and EVs for existing and potential customers
  • Whole-life cost modelling showing the benefits of EVs, supporting the acceleration of the transition
  • The use of a carbon footprint calculation tool, developed in-house and available for all customers to use
  • Trained electric vehicle (EV) gurus in the customer relationship team.
Accelerating the transition


EV fleet size


dedicated and trained EV gurus supporting customer journeys


We have grown the number of EVs in our fleet as a proportion of the total month-on-month for the past two years. EVs overtook diesel and petrol vehicle orders for the first time ever in May 2021. This trend continues, leading to EVs forming an ever-growing proportion of the total fleet.

Zenith has signed up to the EV100, a global initiative led by The Climate Group, to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles and make electric transport the new normal by 2030.

We are on a path to switch the Zenith fleet to 100% EV by 2025 – five years ahead of the EV100 target date. We have an electric-only lease car offer for our employees and over 50% of our fleet is already EV. It is a clear demonstration of our commitment to lead the way and decarbonise the UK vehicle parc.

Our company plan sits alongside the work we do to support our customers as they look to accelerate their progress towards the EV100 target and develop their EV fleet strategy and delivery plans.


"Joining EV100 is key to supporting and delivering on the ambitions of Zenith and the needs of our customers. We are taking a lead in the transition from fossil fuels to electric in the UK and helping corporate clients and consumers maximise their opportunities and support their transition to electric and alternative-fuelled vehicles.”

Tim Buchan, CEO