The inaugural Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards, developed to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry, have been launched by the Freight Transport Association. The awards will recognise the efforts of individual LCRS members to reduce their carbon emissions from freight activity.
The categories are:
· Carbon reduction through fuel efficiency (sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres)
· Carbon reduction through innovative fleet management
· Carbon reduction through use of low carbon transport modes
· Carbon reduction through use of alternative low carbon fuels and technologies
The LCRS Awards will be presented at FTA’s Annual Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference to be held in May 2013.
Rachael Dillon, FTA’s Climate Change Policy Manager said: “Over the last three years, the LCRS has been industry’s leading voluntary initiative for operators to record, report and reduce carbon emissions. We now want to go further and give LCRS members the opportunity to be recognised as leaders in fuel efficiency and carbon reduction through these inaugural awards.”
John Folliss, North Region Commercial Sales & Marketing Director, Bridgestone Tyres added: “Bridgestone is very proud of its association with LCRS. Working closely with industry to find ways to measure and reduce the carbon emissions of the logistics sector is key to the success of this scheme, and the commitment shown by members has been very encouraging. We are now looking forward to recognising and rewarding the best performers in the industry and would encourage all operators in the freight sector to sign up to the LCRS and enter the awards.”
Any company which is an LCRS member with a green freight initiative worthy of an award is invited to enter. LCRS members may enter one or more of the award categories.
For further information on the LCRS Awards or to sign up to the LCRS, which is free of charge and open to any size company, visit www.fta.co.uk/carbonreduction.