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New Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Award launched by FTA

FTA has shown further commitment to reducing carbon emissions with launch of Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Award.

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) 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).

The award, which is sponsored by Bridgestone, will recognise companies that are making the effort to increase fuel efficiency and make 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.

Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager at FTA, said: “Improving the environmental impact of the freight and logistics industry is a priority for all involved in the LCRS.

“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.”

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.”

The LCRS was first introduced in 2009 to recognise individuals who were focused on reducing their carbon emissions from freight activity.

The scheme now has over 125 members nationwide, and demonstrates to the government how logistics is contributing to reducing the sector’s impact on the environment without the need for regulation or additional taxation.

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