UK delivery company TNT Express has been recertified to the Carbon Trust Standard.

TNT UK & Ireland reduced its average annual carbon emissions by 3%, from 2009, which equates to 2,519 tonnes of CO2, enough to fill 125 TNT trailers.

The Carbon Trust’s assessment recognised that the company had measured, managed and reduced its carbon emissions across its operations, and is committed to reducing them year on year.

The company was last awarded the Carbon Trust standard in 2010 and has introduced a number of strategies to reduce its carbon footprint. These have included a switch to Biffa Waste Management to increase recycling levels from 51% to 75% and a fleet upgrade to more than a 100 trailers with aerodynamic equipment, which has improved fuel consumption by 16-19%.

Other initiatives have included investment in TNT’s fleet of electric-vehicles and using longer trailers that hold greater loads and therefore reduce the amount of miles on road per parcel.

Carbon Trust’s head of business development certification Henry Garthwaite said: “TNT Express has focused on a range of different measures to significantly reduce the organisation’s carbon emissions.

“TNT Express continues its efforts to innovate and invest in low carbon activities demonstrating the benefits to be gained through improved operational efficiency and reduced environmental impact.”

Conor McGlone

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