Watson Fuels has won the inaugural FPS Green Award for its outstanding flagship Ledbury depot.
Hosted at the annual FPS Expo in Liverpool, the FPS Green Award recognised Watson Fuels’ Ledbury depot as the best green initiative in the industry.
The Ledbury depot was designed by Watson Fuels, the fuels & lubricants specialist for commercial vehicles, agriculture, construction and other industries, to be the most advanced fuel distribution depot in the supplier’s network, reducing the risk of spills, pollution and contamination.
Using an innovative approach that utilises both natural and advanced solutions, the site mitigates environmental risk, reduces fuel usage and pollution, all while fitting in with its natural surroundings.
Pioneering this holistic approach, the site featured an innovative reed bed, an attenuation pond to ensure water purity and help wildlife flourish, while adopting more traditional, advanced techniques.
Building a robust drainage process, and safeguarding against contamination, Ledbury also uses deep drainage gullies with interceptors, block paving with underground membrane and electric stripper pumps.
To best blend in with its surroundings, Watson Fuels also adopted an eco-friendly tree-planting initiative at the site.
Bob Taylor, Managing Director, Watson Fuels, said: “We take our responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment very seriously. This attitude is reflected at our various sites across the country, but our Ledbury depot is a site that we are particularly proud of.”
“Watson Fuels is always looking to implement new approaches to the challenge, and it is wonderful to be recognised by the industry in this way. As a sector we can always do more, but we are taking steps to evolve our business to the benefit of our customers and the environment.”