FTA launches Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme awards

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Some of the world’s most innovative logistics operators are being invited to compete for the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme Awards 2019. 

The awards presentation will take place at the FTA Multimodal Awards on 18 June, and will feature two award categories are:

  • Leadership in fleet efficiency – the operator with the most efficient operation.
  • Excellence in innovation – the operator with the most innovative project using alternative fuels, going beyond the use of diesel.

The LERS Awards celebrate the efforts that members of the scheme are making to reduce emissions from freight transport.  By working to improve fuel efficiency, use green fuels and technologies, develop cleaner innovations and switch to rail and water, logistics companies are showing that they can play their part in tackling the climate change challenge. 

The average emissions from LERS members are close to 13% lower per vehicle/km than the industry average, indicating what can be achieved with determination and the right support.

“These awards celebrate the ‘best of the best’, the companies setting a positive example to the industry and paving the way for a brighter, greener future,” Rebecca Kite, the FTA’s Environment Policy Manager, said.  “LERS members never fail to impress us with their determination to reduce the emissions from their operations.  We are thrilled to have this platform to publicly recognise the companies going above and beyond for our environment; we invite anyone committed to emission reduction to apply.”

Details about the free-to-join scheme and how to apply for the awards are available at http://lers.org.uk/home/lers-awards.  The closing date for entries is 24 May 2019.