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FTA launches carbon reduction awards for 2015

The Freight Transport Association has launched the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards for 2015, designed to recognise the efforts made by individual scheme members to reduce their carbon emissions from freight activity.

As the LCRS reaches its fifth anniversary, members of the scheme are determined to play their part in tackling the climate change challenge and work to reduce their carbon emissions in various ways, including improved fuel efficiency, use of green fuels and technologies, developing low carbon innovations and switching to rail and water modes.

Following the success of the LCRS Awards in 2013 and 2014, FTA is launching six categories for 2015 including one new category specifically for those companies within the LCRS membership that have smaller fleets but nevertheless the same ambition as larger operators to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

The categories are:

Fuel efficient operator of the year (sponsored by Bridgestone)
Excellence in modal shift (sponsored by Intermodality)
Green fuel and technology operator of the year
Logistics carbon innovator of the year
Leader in logistics carbon reduction
Smaller fleet operator of the year

The LCRS Awards will be presented at FTA’s annual Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference, to be held in on 13 May 2015.

Rachael Dillon, FTA’s Climate Change Policy Manager said:
“Over the past two years the LCRS Awards have become an established event in the transport calendar, giving fleet operators the opportunity to earn recognition for the efforts they are making to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. We are delighted to be launching the Awards for 2015, including one new category which is designed to celebrate the efforts made by smaller fleet operators, especially as the LCRS celebrates its fifth anniversary this month. The Awards signal to customers, stakeholders, policymakers and the public that the freight industry is making significant efforts to contribute to solving the climate change challenge.”

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