Winners of the 2014 Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards were announced today (Wednesday 21 May) at the FTA’s Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference. The winners were presented with their awards by John Parkinson, Director – Motoring, Freight & London from the Department for Transport.
The LCRS Awards celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry, and recognise the efforts of individual members of the Freight Transport Association led LCRS scheme for their work towards reducing carbon emissions from their freight activity. The 2014 awards included five categories which offered entrants a range of different ways to demonstrate their work towards reducing carbon from freight. Entries to the second year LCRS Awards were said to be of "an extremely high calibre by the judges.
Rachael Dillon, FTA’s Climate Change Policy Manager congratulated the 2014 winners:
"Congratulations to this year’s winners of the LCRS Awards. Following the inaugural Awards last year, the 2014 entries have again exceeded our expectations. Each company has demonstrated that carbon reduction can be an integral part of a business’s freight operations. I hope that the winning entries from LCRS members, and also those that were highly commended, will encourage others to join this voluntary initiative and to reduce emissions.
The 2014 LCRS Awards categories and winners were:
Best Fuel Efficient Operation Award (sponsored by Bridgestone)
Most Innovative Fleet Management Award (sponsored by Iveco)
Winner: Turners (Soham) Ltd
Best Use Of Alternative Low Carbon Fuels And Technologies Award (sponsored by Gasrec)
Winner: DHL Supply Chain
Highly commended: Sainsbury’s
Breakthrough In Modal Shift Award (sponsored by Intermodality)
Leadership In Carbon Reduction Award (sponsored by PTV Group)
Winner: DHL Supply Chain Consumer Life Sciences
Highly commended: Tesco
In celebration of winning the ‘Most innovative fleet management award’ Terry Skelton, Fuel Program Manager, Turners (Soham) Ltd said:
"Being an LCRS Awards winner in 2013 was a proud moment for Turners and was a catalyst to our collaborative working with BT and Dartt in producing our Drivers Intelligent Coaching app. Winning the 2014 Most Innovative Fleet Management LCRS award validates the investments made and supports our continued drive to reduce carbon emissions."
Tesco won the ‘Breakthrough in Modal Shift Award’ and was highly commended for ‘Leadership in Carbon Reduction’ category; Steve Strachota, Distribution Director UK and ROI commented:
"It is fantastic to have been recognised for the hard work we have done to take miles off the road and use alternative forms of transport. We are very proud to have transferred more distribution to rail than any other retailer in the UK. It’s not only good for the environment – it makes our business more efficient too."