Commercial fleet operators are being invited to compete for the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) ‘Leadership in Carbon Reduction' award, sponsored by Bridgestone.
The scheme, launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) this week, recognises companies that are making increased fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions a priority within their fleet operation.
LCRS members that are adopting improved operational and technological measures are urged to apply for the award, and celebrate their efforts and achievements.
Last year's winner was Howdens Joinery. The firm's national transport manager, Charlie Nissen, says it was great to have their innovation recognised.
"Howdens was delighted to be awarded the LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award in 2017,” he said. “This prestigious award is a reflection of our hard work and the ongoing commitment we have, as a business, to improve fuel efficiency, whilst reducing our carbon emissions."
Managed by FTA, the LCRS was introduced in 2009. The scheme now has more than 130 members nationwide and aims to demonstrate to Government how the logistics sector is working proactively to reduce its impact on the environment, without the need for regulation or additional taxation.
Terry Salter, truck and bus product manager, Bridgestone North Region, said: "Bridgestone's association with the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme is one of the most significant partnerships that we currently boast.
“Not only does the LCRS shine a light on key environmental issues in the freight transport industry, but it also celebrates best practice amongst members, who constantly go the extra mile to successfully lower carbon emissions themselves.
"We are constantly striving to find ways to measure and reduce emissions and are keen to learn about how other members tackle the challenge of climate change.
“The LCRS Awards is an important event in highlighting the good work that takes place and an event that we are proud to put our name alongside.
“Naturally, we are pleased to be able to work closely with the LCRS for another year as we aim to make a big impact in this increasingly significant area."
Full details on the LCRS and how to apply for the new award is available at www.fta.co.uk/lcrs. The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday, March 23.