Logistics UK has launched Route to Net Zero, a campaign to encourage its 18,000 members to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve net zero by 2050.
The campaign’s launch comes after Government revealed plans to end the sale of new diesel HGVs by 2040 in its long-awaited transport decarbonisation plan.
Michelle Gardner, head of public policy at Logistics UK, said: “Logistics UK and its members understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are working hard to decarbonise logistics operations.
“A key component of this campaign’s success will be getting the right support from Government; Logistics UK will be working in partnership with its members and government to help ensure the right policies, infrastructure, power supply, funding and vehicle markets are in place to realise the logistics industry’s net zero ambition.”
Logistics UK is now calling on its members to work with the business group to achieve the Route to Net Zero ambition; the organisation will also be launching a policy manifesto ahead of COP26 in November 2021. To get involved, visit logistics.org.uk/environment.