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Morrison Utility Services to undertake green fleet review

Morrison Utility Services has become a member of the Energy Saving Trust’s Motorvate fleet carbon commitment scheme. The Government-backed scheme supports firms looking to reduce their carbon footprint resulting from fleet vehicle emissions.

Morrison Utility Services is currently undertaking a Green Fleet Review with an Energy Saving Trust consultancy team. The review will benchmark its fleet emissions and identify targets for improvement. Membership of the scheme comes as part of a dynamic, ongoing programme of measures targeted at reducing the company’s total carbon emissions. The programme includes; driver training, detailed fuel consumption analysis, online mileage capture, careful vehicle selection and ongoing reduction of fleet mileage. Morrison Utility Services’ 2,000 fleet vehicles generate 80% of the company’s carbon emissions as identified by its annual Certified Emissions Management and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS) audit, which is now in its third year.

Jeremy Harrison, director, Morrison Plant & Fleet Services, says:
“Via CEMARS we are aware of the scale of the challenge we face in reducing our vehicle emissions. We have already successfully introduced compulsory driver training and the use of fuel consumption data as part of our bigger picture approach to carbon emissions management.

“We have also set about reducing the carbon footprint of our vehicle fleet in a variety of other ways, for instance, we offer employees low emission company cars from a carefully managed and CO2 restricted list and are now introducing vans with significantly lower emissions and fuel consumption. Alongside all of this we are also trialling electric and hybrid vehicles.

“Our membership of Motorvate is a key component of this drive towards a greener fleet and represents our long-standing commitment to reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions across our business.”

David Watts, fleet consultant, Energy Saving Trust, comments:
“We look forward to working with the team at Morrison Utility Services to help them achieve their carbon and cost reduction goals.”

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