The winners of the inaugural Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards were announced today (Wednesday 22 May) at the Freight Transport Association’s Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference, where they were presented with their awards by FTA former President Stewart Oades.
The LCRS Awards were developed to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry and to recognise the efforts of individual LCRS members in reducing their carbon emissions from freight activity. The entries to the four award categories, which gave entrants a range of different ways to demonstrate what they were doing to reduce carbon from freight, were of a very high calibre.
The LCRS Awards categories and winners were:
Carbon reduction through fuel efficiency (sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres)
Winner: Turners (Soham) Ltd
Carbon reduction through use of alternative low carbon fuels and technologies (sponsored by Iveco Trucks)
Winner: Howard Tenens Associates Ltd
Highly commended: Biffa Municipal Ltd and Commercial Group
Carbon reduction through innovative fleet management (sponsored by FTA)
Winner: Arla Foods UK
Highly commended: South Tyneside Council
Carbon reduction through use of low carbon transport modes (sponsored by the Mode Shift Centre)
Stewart Oades, former FTA President and LCRS judge commented on the Awards:
"There were some incredibly high-level case studies submitted, which made the final decision a very difficult one indeed. However, although there could only be four final winners, the examples from each entrant’s application demonstrated a wealth of practical decarbonisation measures, which LCRS members should be incredibly proud of."
Rachael Dillon, FTA’s Climate Change Policy Manager said:
"Congratulations to this year’s winners of the LCRS Awards. Each company has demonstrated that carbon reduction can be an integral part of a business’s freight operations. I hope that the winning entries, and also those that were highly commended, will encourage others to explore how they too can reduce carbon emissions, from improving fuel efficiency to utilising alternative fuels and low carbon technologies."
The FTA Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs Conference, which took place at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire (sponsored by LCRS industry partner Bridgestone Tyres and Iveco Trucks) was an interactive event providing specialised carbon reduction advice for freight operators with a range of workshops to suit their own fleet and business, and provided delegates with information to help them improve their efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and ultimately lower fuel costs.