The Freight Transport Association has launched the Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award to recognise companies that are making carbon reduction and fuel efficiency a priority within their fleet operations.
The organisation is encouraging Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme members who are adopting operational and technological measures from driver training and route scheduling to using greener fuels to apply and receive recognition for their efforts.
Steve Tainton, group energy and environment manager, Wincanton - winner of the Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award 2015, said: "Wincanton was honoured to be awarded the 2015 leadership award especially since it recognised the hard work we had put in with our customers and partners to meet our targets.
"Ensuring a safe and sustainable environment is at the heart of our operations and the service that we provide for our customers.
"Our continued membership of the FTA's LCRS is a key part of our ongoing commitment to reduce emissions and increase our efficiency."
Managed by the 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 demonstrates to Government how logistics is contributing to climate change targets without the need for regulation or additional taxation, and supports companies wishing to promote their green credentials and help them to record and report carbon emissions.