You are Director of Transport for a successful small-medium Scottish distribution company
based on the outskirts of Glasgow. The company delivers to Scotland’s major cities in
addition to the rural areas of the Highlands and Islands.
You currently operate with a fleet of 20 Ford Transit large vans with 2.2 litre diesel engines,
and these are leased on a 48-month basis from an established van leasing company in
Scotland. These leases are due for renewal prior to 1st April 2022.
Your latest customer survey has highlighted concerns about your company’s global footprint
and the impact it has on climate change. The survey coincides with a report you must
prepare for the company’s Executive Board on how the company should proceed in relation
to its procurement and environmental policies.
The report requires you to draw upon both qualitative and quantitative data to present your
analysis to the Executive Board to inform their decision. Consider what types of data you
should present to them, the data sources you would draw upon, and what stakeholders will
have an interest in the final decision made and why.
You are not required to provide any recommendations to the Executive Board, but to simply
present a report to them in order for them to make an informed decision about how to
proceed with the company’s procurement and environmental policies prior to van lease
renewals from 2022 onwards.