FTA launches Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme awards 2019


Logistics operators are being invited to enter in the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) Awards 2019. 

The awards presentation will take place at the FTA Multimodal Awards on the evening of 18 June 2019 at the VOX at Resorts World at the NEC.
The two award categories are 'Leadership in fleet efficiency', sponsored by Bridgestone, which goes to the operator with the most efficient operation.
The second category is 'Excellence in innovation', sponsored by ExxonMobil, which goes to 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.
Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy Manager at FTA, commented: “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. 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.”
The average emissions from LERS members are close to 13 per cent lower per vehicle km than the industry average, showcasing what can be achieved with determination and the right support.
Any company that is a member of the LERS is eligible to apply for the Awards, which provide an excellent opportunity for members, no matter what size their fleet or company, to earn recognition for reducing emissions through different operational actions.
The LERS is a free-to-join scheme which helps members record, reduce and report emissions.  Full details on the scheme and how to apply for the awards are available here. The closing date for entries is 24 May 2019.