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FTA launches new Carbon Reduction Leadership Award

FTA launches new Carbon Reduction Leadership Award

The Freight Transport Association FTA the leading membership association for the freight and logistics industry, has extended its commitment to reducing the sector’s carbon emissions with the launch of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Leadership in Carbon Reduction award today (13 February), sponsored by Bridgestone.

The award will recognise companies which are making increased fuel efficiency and carbon emissions reduction a priority within their fleet operation. Operators which are adopting improved operational and technological measures are urged to apply for the award, and receive recognition for their efforts.

“Improving the environmental impact of the freight and logistics industry is a priority for all involved in the LCRS,” says Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager at FTA. “This new award provides an excellent opportunity for scheme members to earn recognition for reducing carbon emissions through different operational actions, whatever the size of fleet or company.”

Managed by FTA, the LCRS was introduced in 2009 and is designed to recognise the efforts made by individual scheme members to reduce their carbon emissions from freight activity. The Scheme, which now has over 125 members nationwide, demonstrates to government how logistics is contributing to reducing the sector’s impact on the environment, without the need for regulation or additional taxation.

Andy Mathias, TBR Product and Marketing Manager at Bridgestone says: “Supporting the LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award is extremely significant for Bridgestone, as is the long-term association with the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme as a whole. We are constantly striving to find ways to measure and reduce carbon emissions in the logistics sector, and offer compelling, fuel-efficient products to our customers as a result. We look forward to recognising companies within the LCRS which are leading the way in adopting carbon reduction actions, and are proud to be putting our name alongside their commendable efforts.”

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 Thursday 2 March 2017.

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