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Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme reaches 100th member landmark

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) has reached a significant milestone with construction plant hire company Rawley Plant becoming its 100th member. LCRS members now operate over 74,000 commercial vehicles between them.

The LCRS, which is managed by the Freight Transport Association, demonstrates the efforts of industry to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to national greenhouse gas reduction targets. The scheme is free of charge and open to everyone – smaller operators in particular are being encouraged to join as it is important that the scheme represents companies of all types and sizes.

Howard Rawley, Managing Director of Rawley Plant said:
"Rawley Plant is pleased to become the 100th member of the LCRS at a time when the drive to monitor and reduce carbon emissions has never been so important. As members of FORS and holders of ISO140001, environmental concerns are important to us and, despite our small size, we feel that we have a part to play. We have been a member of FTA since 1970 and are happy to participate in the LCRS to show that our industry can contribute to reducing carbon emissions."

The scheme’s recent report – the Logistics Carbon Review 2014 – shows that scheme members have collectively made good progress in reducing carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions between 2005 and 2012. The average tonnes of CO2e per LCRS member has reduced by 3.4 per cent between 2011 and 2012. Projecting the reduction in emissions from 2010 also shows that the scheme is on track to meet its carbon reduction target in 2014 – one year earlier than anticipated.

Andy Mathias, TBR Product & Marketing Manager for LCRS Industry Partner Bridgestone said:
“As the first LCRS Industry Partner, Bridgestone is proud to be part of an increasingly successful program which has grown in members, as well as profile and influence, in recent years. We are delighted to welcome Rawley Plant into the scheme as the 100th member, and we are confident that they will be a valued addition.”

The LCRS Awards were held recently to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry and to give individual scheme members recognition 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 were said to be of “an extremely high calibre” by the judges.

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