The award for Leadership In Carbon Reduction has been unveiled by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) to recognise forward-thinking, proactive measures to enhance fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. FTA, which speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector (including members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers), now urges LCRS members which are adopting improved operational and technological measures to apply for the award, and celebrate their efforts and achievements.
Last year’s winner was well-known name in home improvements, Howdens Joinery. The company was one of a number which recognised that efficient logistics are vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than eight million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc.
The firm’s National Transport Manager, Charlie Nissen, says it was great to have their innovation recognised: “Howdens was delighted to be awarded the LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award in 2017. This prestigious award is a reflection of our hard work and the ongoing commitment we have, as a business, to improve fuel efficiency, whilst reducing our carbon emissions.”
Managed by the FTA, the LCRS was introduced in 2009 by the association that is both champion and challenger in its representation of the entire logistics industry. The scheme now has more than 130 members nationwide and aims to demonstrate to Government how the logistics sector is working proactively to reduce its impact on the environment, without the need for regulation or additional taxation.
Terry Salter, Truck and Bus Product Manager, Bridgestone North Region, said: “Bridgestone’s association with the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme is one of the most significant partnerships that we currently boast.
“Not only does the LCRS shine a light on key environmental issues in the freight transport industry, but it also celebrates best practice amongst members, who constantly go the extra mile to successfully lower carbon emissions themselves.
“As the world’s largest tyre manufacturer, we are constantly striving to find ways to measure and reduce emissions and are keen to learn about how other members tackle the challenge of climate change. The LCRS Awards is an important event in highlighting the good work that takes place and an event that we are proud to put our name alongside.
“Naturally, we are pleased to be able to work closely with the LCRS for another year as we aim to make a big impact in this increasingly significant area.”
Full details on the LCRS and how to apply for the new award is available at www.fta.co.uk/lcrs. The closing date for entries is 1700 hours on Friday 23 March 2018.