UPS joins the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme

By Freddie Pierce
Follow @Ella_Copeland UPS has become the latest member of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), a UK initiative designed to record and reduce c...

UPS has become the latest member of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS), a UK initiative designed to record and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from vans and lorries.

Managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the LCRS now have 75 members, operating around 63,000 commercial vehicles collectively. Launched in 2010, the LCRA was designed as a method for companies to demonstrate the contribution they are making towards achieving UK greenhouse gas reduction targets, offering membership free of charge to all sizes of logistics operators.

The scheme asks participants to provide a small quantity of confidential data on the amount of fuel their vehicles use. The FTA then aggregate this information to form a picture of the carbon reduction progress that company is making.

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Rachael Dillon, FTA's Climate Change Policy Manager, 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."

Cindy Miller, Managing Director, UPS UK, Ireland & Nordics 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. We are proud to be part of the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, working together as an industry to mitigate carbon emissions."

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