Logistics Emissions Scheme best to meet government target

London, UK: The Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme spearheaded by the Freight Transport Association is the best route to achieve the government’s target for a 15% reduction in carbon emissions from HGVs by 2025, the Freight Transport Association says.

The voluntary target for logistics operators is included in the government’s Road to Zero strategy announced today.  “The Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme will provide support to industry members – most notably HGV operators – to adopt this target and will assist them in developing strategies to achieve lower carbon emissions,” the association says.

The target is now included within the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme in addition to the scheme’s existing aim for its members to achieve a 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.

Rebecca Kite, environment policy manager, Freight Transport Association and the manager of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme, said: “We’re pleased to be able to align with the government’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions derived from HGVs. While it’s a challenging target, our members are dedicated to protecting the environment and will continue to lead the way in emission reduction.

Between 2010 and 2015, the scheme achieved a 7 % reduction in carbon emissions from road transport, she said. Scheme members’ emissions (and fuel costs) are 13% lower per vehicle km than the average for the whole logistics industry.

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