Suzanne Deveney 
Vice President, Brand and UX 

Northbrook, IL – Donlen, North America’s most innovative fleet leasing and management company, announced today that they won a Stevie® Award for Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year in The 2011 American Business AwardsSM last night.

Donlen was recognized for its groundbreaking program, Fleets for Change™. In collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Donlen CEO Gary Rappeport has committed significant Donlen resources over the next five years to help companies reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from the fleet industry.

As a premier global provider of fleet management solutions, Donlen recognized a need for a change within the fleet industry and stepped forward to take a leadership position. In 2010, Donlen became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), working with EDF in a CGI Commitment to Action titled “Commercial Fleet 20% GHG Emissions Reduction” and launching Fleets for Change, a fully independent website and robust reporting and benchmarking database.

At no cost to companies who pledge to reduce their emissions, Fleets for Change will work with participants to transform the environmental impact of the commercial fleet industry, which is responsible for almost one-third of the total U.S. emissions. This five-year commitment will help to reduce fleet emission levels by 20%, generating a reduction of more than 500,000 metric tonnes of greenhouse gases.

“Donlen would like to thank the American Business Awards for this honor,” said Amy Blaine, Donlen’s Director ofStrategic Consulting and Sustainability, accepting the award. “Gary Rappeport’s ideas, inspiration, and commitment to meaningful industry change led to the development of the Fleets for Change program. I’d also like to thank Environmental Defense Fund for collaborating on this extremely important initiative.”

For more information about Fleets for Change, visit or contact Amy Blaine at 847-412-5384.

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of honorees in all categories are available

About Donlen
Donlen, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, is a global provider of fleet leasing and management solutions. Since 1965, Donlen’s innovation, highly personalized customer service, and leading-edge technology remains unparalleled in the industry. Donlen’s workplace excellence has been recognized as one of Crain’s Chicago Business “List of 20 Best Places to Work in Chicago” each year from 2009-2011, a Leader on “The Global Outsourcing 100®” list by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals each year from 2006-2011, a National Association for Business Resources “101 Best and Brightest Places to Work For in Chicago” each year from 2007-2010, a 2011 Stevie Award Winner for “Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program of the Year,” and a 2010 Stevie Award Finalist as “Most Innovative Company” and “Best Use of Technology in Customer Service.” For more information about Donlen visit

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American BusinessAwards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at