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22nd September 2017
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Howdens Joinery scoops carbon reduction award
Howdens Joinery was on Wednesday named winner of the Freight Transport Association's prestigious Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme award for exceptional efforts in reducing carbon across its operations.
The LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award was presented at the FTA Multimodal Awards in Birmingham. Judges thought Howdens' submission demonstrated a co-operative and inclusive approach to carbon reduction. The firm's plans not only included its own vehicles and drivers but also suppliers and even end-users.
Christopher Snelling, FTA's Head of National and Regional Policy, said the award was tightly contested but Howdens' innovative and experimental approach was key to the company's success.
"The company's successful integration of telematics, comprehensive driver training, and innovative adaption of their fleet with aerodynamic deflectors made a great example of best practice in carbon reduction. On top of this, the organisation's experimentation with the first LNG spark plug-ignited Iveco vehicle is what judges felt made Howdens deserving winners for this award for 2017," he said.
Terry Salter, Truck & Bus Tyre Product Manager from award sponsor Bridgestone, presented the award. He said: "Howdens has demonstrated clear leadership in carbon reduction across its operation and it was a pleasure to present the company with its well-deserved award."
The LCRS is now in its seventh year and is a free-to-join scheme that helps members record, reduce and report emissions. It is open to any company with at least one commercial vehicle and now has more than 125 members with more than 87,000 vehicles.
Earlier this year, the Department for Transport recognised the significant role played by the LCRS in its Freight Carbon Review. Further information on the scheme can be found at:
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