Green fleets targeted by Energy Saving Trust25 June 2012

Public and private sector businesses are being encouraged to enter the race to find England's greenest fleets, as the Energy Saving Trust launches its 2012 Fleet Hero Awards.

The awards celebrate public and private organisations that are successfully reducing fuel bills and lowering carbon footprints through better transport policies and more efficient use of their fleets. They also recognise companies that supply cost and fuel saving products or services to fleets.

Established as a leading event in the green awards calendar, last year's awards attracted over 100 entries. The 2011 ceremony was attended by Norman Baker MP, the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, along with other notable business leaders and government representatives.

Philip Sellwood, chief executive of the Energy Saving Trust, says: "Research shows that road transport contributes to around a fifth of the UK's total greenhouse gas emissions, with businesses in England playing a major part. The Fleet Hero Awards recognise businesses that are helping the country to reduce this figure and achieve its sustainability targets.

"This year we have introduced additional categories to honour even more businesses for their contribution to the progressive reduction of CO2 emissions from vehicles," he adds.

The awards are free to enter and the application process is straightforward, initially requiring only a 250 word entry outlining why your organisation should win. The deadline for entries is Friday 17 August 2012.

For more information and application forms, use the link below

John Challen

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