Budget Rent A Car
Budget is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008 as one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,400 locations in more than 125 counties. Budget is owned by Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NYSE: CAR), which operates and franchises the brand throughout the world. For further information, visit www.budget.com.
Environmental CommitmentCustomers of Budget Rent A Car are able to make donations to Carbonfund.org online via www.budget.com to offset the emissions from their rental car use as a separate transaction from their vehicle rental. The donations go towards the ongoing purchase of carbon offset credits, which fund a variety of environmental projects aimed at reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.
"At Avis Budget Group, we are very concerned with how our business affects the environment," said Ronald L. Nelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Avis Budget Group, parent company of Budget Rent A Car. "Teaming up with Carbonfund.org will help us advance our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our fleet."