Bibby Wins FTA Award For Emission Reduction
By Maddy Price
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 15:15
Bibby Distribution – a long-standing member of the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) – has been rewarded for its efforts in reducing carbon across its operations.
The company received FTA’s LCRS Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award sponsored by Bridgestone, which was presented at the Multimodal Awards ceremony in Birmingham. Judges said Bibby was leading the way with its diverse range of initiatives and a commitment to share best practice.
Rachael Dillon, FTA’s Climate Change Policy Manager, said Bibby had consistently shown a strong commitment to reduce carbon emissions across its fleet.
“The LCRS scheme helps its members record, report and reduce emissions and Bibby has demonstrated how this can be achieved across a wide range of customer contracts. The company has collaborated with others to develop innovative decarbonisation actions and share best practice,” said Ms Dillon.
Bibby Distribution uses a variety of initiatives to cut emissions and fuel consumption including the development of a new type of milk collection vehicle that uses less diesel, and dual-fuel vehicles. The company has also implemented advanced processes such as the use of ‘virtual warehouses’ to optimise route planning, and bespoke driver training, to drive carbon reduction at every level of the business.