UPS joins emissions reduction scheme

Global logistics leader UPS has joined an industry-led, voluntary scheme to measure and ultimately reduce carbon dioxide emissions from lorries and vans.

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), has 75 companies enrolled, operating around 63,000 commercial vehicles between them in the UK.

Launched in 2010, the LCRS demonstrates the contribution the logistics sector is making towards achieving UK targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Participants of the free membership scheme provide data confidentially on fuel used by their fleets, which is then aggregated by FTA to form a picture of the carbon reduction progress the sector is making.

FTA’s climate change policy manager Rachael Dillon said: “We are delighted that UPS has decided to join the LCRS, giving added momentum to the scheme and reflecting how seriously the industry is taking its role in recording, reporting and reducing carbon emissions.

“We aim to avoid new burdens of legislation on carbon reduction wherever possible and the LCRS offers the most cost-effective way for industry to regulate its own emissions.”

UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics managing director Cindy Miller said: “As a business, UPS is committed to investing in programmes and technologies that minimise fuel consumption and reduce the impact of our operations on the environment.”

Conor McGlone

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