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FTA supporting Climate Week

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be supporting Climate Week 2014 - a national campaign to help businesses and communities to promote the actions they are taking to reduce the impact of climate change.

The campaign, scheduled to run between 3 and 7 March 2014, will focus on the positive steps being made to reduce carbon emissions. FTA will be profiling the efforts of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) during Climate Week.

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), managed by FTA, is a voluntary initiative to record, report and reduce carbon emissions from freight and logistics sector.  The scheme is free to participate in and is an easy way for logistics operators to contribute to national climate change reduction targets. 

To date, nearly 100 freight operators ranging from third party logistics companies and retailers to waste companies, small hauliers and local authorities are participating in the LCRS which accounts for over 66,000 commercial vehicles.  The scheme showcases the many decarbonisation measures such as driver training, improved routing and scheduling, use of aerodynamics and utilising alternative fuels and low carbon technologies.

Rachael Dillon, Climate Change Policy Manager said: “FTA has supported Climate Week for a number of years as it is a great campaign to raise awareness of reducing carbon across the UK.  It’s an ideal time to show the public that the logistics sector is playing its part in tackling the climate change challenge with the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme.”

The FTA is encouraging operators of any size to join the scheme and contribute to reducing the sector’s carbon footprint.

 



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