M&S scoops top environmental award
Marks and Spencer has been rewarded for leading the way with reducing environmental impact and carbon emissions at this year’s FTA Multimodal Awards at Birmingham NEC.
FTA member M&S received the FTA Multimodal Award for Contribution to Environmental Sustainability from Freight Transport Association Chief Executive David Wells in recognition of its commitment to reducing carbon in its transport operations
Mr Wells said:
“M&S is not only demonstrating environmental sustainability but is leading the way when it comes to reducing its environmental impact and carbon emissions.
“Significant effort has been made so that M&S can measure, evaluate and report the carbon impact of global goods transportation and to then work with others to reduce its impact.”
Barry Wallace, M&S Logistics Manager International Freight, said
“We are delighted and proud to receive this prestigious award. At M&S our Plan A agenda underpins everything we do in our business and we consider all aspects of our impact on the environment and the communities that we come into contact with. This is no different when it comes to our global supply chain and international freight.”
Multimodal is the UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logistics exhibition.
Bibby Distribution won the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award for its outstanding achievements in cutting carbon emissions across its operations.
The judging panel of industry experts said Bibby Distribution was ‘leading the way’ in freight transport carbon reduction, thanks to a diverse range of emission-busting initiatives and a commitment to sharing best practice.
Rachael Dillon, FTA Climate Change Policy Manager, says:
“As a long-standing member of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, Bibby Distribution’s winning entry demonstrated a strong commitment to carbon reduction within its commercial vehicle fleet. It has clearly worked across its customer contracts to develop initiatives focused on operations, vehicles and alternative fuels.”
Duncan Eyre, Bibby Distribution Director, says:
“Carbon reduction is a core part of our business. It drives innovation, it leads to more efficient processes, and it’s the right and responsible thing to do. We’re delighted that our commitment to sustainability has been recognised by the FTA and are honoured to be regarded as the industry example to follow in cutting the carbon footprint of logistics.”
Bibby Distribution uses a variety of initiatives to cut emissions and fuel consumption within its vehicle fleet, including the development of a new type of milk collection vehicle that uses less diesel, and dual-fuel vehicles. The 3PL 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.