The second annual report of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, launched this week, shows that logistics operators are on course to meet their voluntary greenhouse gas reduction target through the use of a wide range of efficiency improvement measures.
During 2011 scheme membership grew to 59 companies operating between them over 56,000 commercial vehicles (hgvs and vans). The scheme received the endorsement of Logistics Minister Mike Penning MP in April last year. During 2010 a reduction in emissions intensity was recorded of 2.6 per cent, meaning that participants were emitting less carbon dioxide even though their vehicle mileages may have grown or remained the same.
The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme is managed by FTA but is open to all commercial vehicle operators to join.