Sustainability of rental

Renting equipment is an environmentally sound option compared to everyone buying and owning their own.

It lessens harmful emissions, reduces the quantity of equipment needed and is more energy efficient than owning a piece of equipment.

The ERA believes that sustainability is part of today’s challenges and encourages the whole industry to conduct business in a sustainable and ethical manner, recognizing that we all have a responsibility to be aware of our social, economic and environmental impact, as well as the consumers to adopt more sustainable ways of working.

The ERA supports the 10 principles of the UN Global Compact, , and believes that following these principles will lead to a more sustainable rental industry.

Many rental companies go beyond what the law or public procurement regulations require by subscribing to international standards such as ISO 14001 (environment management systems) or OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety) or by implementing their own CSR policies relating to all aspects of sustainability: economic, environmental and social.

In order to support rental companies willing to implement CSR policies, the ERA has drafted the document, Sustainability in the Rental Industry, which aims at supporting rental companies wishing to draft their CSR policies and to consider sustainability in their daily business operations.

Download the ERA Sustainability Report