The new award aims to recognise companies that are making carbon reduction and fuel efficiency a priority in their fleet operations.
FTA is encouraging LCRS (Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme) members to apply and receive recognition for their efforts around operational and technological improvement – from driver training and route scheduling to using greener fuels.
“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,” states Steve Tainton, group energy and environment manager at Wincanton, which won last years top honours.
“Our continued membership of the FTA's LCRS is a key part of our ongoing commitment to reduce emissions and increase our efficiency,” he adds.
FTA’s LCRS was introduced in 2009 to recognise the efforts of transport industry scheme members to reduce their carbon emissions directly from freight activity.
The Scheme is also intended to demonstrate to government how logistics is contributing to climate change targets without the need for regulation or additional taxation.
“Supporting the LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award is extremely significant for Bridgestone,” comments Andy Mathias, product and marketing manager at Bridgestone.
“We are constantly striving to find ways to measure and reduce carbon emissions in the logistics sector and to offer compelling fuel efficient products to our customers as a result.”
Entries to the 2016 LCRS award will be judged by industry experts including FTA chief executive David Wells and John Parkinson, director of motoring, Freight and London Directorate at the DfT (Department for Transport).
Full details on the LCRS and how to apply are available at www.fta.co.uk/lcrs.
Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 11 March 2016.