The award aims to recognise companies that are making carbon reduction and fuel efficiency a priority within their fleet operation. FTA is encouraging LCRS members who are adopting operational and technological measures from driver training and route scheduling to improving vehicle fill and using greener fuels to apply and receive recognition for their efforts.
Rachael Dillon, FTA’s climate change policy manager said: “There is increasing pressure for the freight industry to reduce carbon emissions. The LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award is a fantastic way to profile how fleet operators are striving to reduce their carbon impact despite the challenges and barriers that often exist. It is also an opportunity for companies, whatever their size, to promote their green credentials to customers, stakeholders and competitors.”
Managed by 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.
Entries to the 2016 LCRS Award will be judged by industry experts. Companies are asked to list the top five actions they are undertaking to reduce freight carbon emissions, and the presentation will take place at the FTA Multimodal Awards on 10 May.
Full details on the LCRS and the Award is available at www.fta.co.uk/lcrs. The new closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 18 March 2016.