BIBBY DISTRIBUTION’S CARBON FOOTPRINT SHRINKS FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING

25 July 2016

Bibby Distribution’s CO2 emissions have shrunk for the third year running, thanks to an award-winning array of carbon-cutting initiatives.

The 3PL’s annual carbon report has found that total CO2 emissions per km have dropped by a further 5.9 per cent on 2015, on top of the continuous improvement seen since 2013.

The reduction in emissions is the result of a spectrum of smart initiatives that improve efficiency at every level. Bibby Distribution has also been recognised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a sector leader, with the 3PL winning the FTA’s Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award in May.

Andrew Mawson, Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, Bibby Distribution, says: “Carbon emission reduction isn’t an ‘extra’ for Bibby Distribution. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Reducing CO2means our fleet is working more efficiently. That’s the right thing to do, because it’s good for the environment, but it’s also better for customers, as it’s good business sense. We prioritise innovation, cut costs, and help ensure our customers can do business without costing the Earth.”

The ongoing improvement has been delivered by several major projects introduced over the past two years. Dual-fuel vehicles have been introduced on high-mileage contracts, cutting individual emissions by 10 per cent, while the 3PL’s active participation in the ongoing longer semi-trailer trial has seen Bibby Distribution conduct 8,400 fewer journeys without compromising on volume.

Additionally, the introduction of a new type of tanker has cut fuel usage by 53 per cent during the process of collecting milk from farms, and all drivers across Bibby Distribution are now benefiting from individually tailored training, that uses the 3PL’s full fleet telematics to identify and eliminate inefficient driving practices.

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Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.

Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,500 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.

The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.

Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group (BLG), a diverse and forward-looking family business with over 200 years’ experience of providing personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions.

BLG is a £1.7bn business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing  6,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, finance, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.

Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.

www.bibbydist.co.uk
www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk

Further press information:
James Boley and James Keeler at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467.

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As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers. Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space. The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG. Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years. Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials. To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk. Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ. www.bibbydist.co.uk