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FTA launches logistics carbon reduction scheme awards

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The inaugural Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) Awards, developed to celebrate the efforts of green leaders in the freight industry, have been launched by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) today.

The awards will recognise the efforts of individual LCRS members to reduce their carbon emissions from freight activity.

The categories are:

• Carbon reduction through fuel efficiency (sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres)
• Carbon reduction through innovative fleet management
• Carbon reduction through use of low carbon transport modes
• Carbon reduction through use of alternative low carbon fuels and technologies

The LCRS Awards will be presented at FTA's Annual Logistics Carbon Reduction Conference to be held in May 2013.

Rachael Dillon, FTA's climate change policy manager, said: "Over the last three years, the LCRS has been industry's leading voluntary initiative for operators to record, report and reduce carbon emissions. 

“We now want to go further and give LCRS members the opportunity to be recognised as leaders in fuel efficiency and carbon reduction through these inaugural awards."

Any company which is an LCRS member with a green freight initiative worthy of an award is invited to enter.  LCRS members may enter one or more of the award categories.

For further information on the LCRS Awards or to sign up to the LCRS, visit www.fta.co.uk/carbonreduction.

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