BIBBY DISTRIBUTION SLASHES CARBON FOOTPRINT BY A FURTHER FIVE PER CENT
1 August 2014
Bibby Distribution has successfully cut the environmental cost of logistics while expanding its fleet and number of sites in 2013.
The last year saw Bibby Distribution cut its overall diesel usage by 5.6 per cent, even though the fleet grew by approximately six per cent. The impressive reduction has come from driving supply chain efficiency by further reducing empty running, and the introduction of additional 15.6m longer semi-trailers (LSTs), as part of the Government’s 10 year trial.
The saving on diesel means Bibby Distribution has cut the carbon footprint of its entire business by 5.3 per cent.
Paul Kavanagh, Managing Director, Bibby Distribution, says: “Minimising the impact our business has on the environment is a top priority. We’re very pleased with the results we’re achieving.
“Investing in more sustainable ways of operating is essential. It’s not only a moral obligation, but it allows us to cut the cost of logistics. It makes us more competitive and delivers tangible environmental benefits to customers.”
Bibby Distribution introduced substantial innovations during 2013 to make this possible. This included the introduction of an LPG-fuelled fleet for Unipart Rail in Doncaster, which will save £200,000 in fuel costs alone over the next four years and cut fleet CO₂ emissions on this contract by 10 per cent.
Meanwhile, the establishment of a primary consolidation centre (PCC) network for Morrisons has seen a more efficient use of backhaul, which has saved £70,000 in fuel and 168 tonnes in CO₂ emissions since the start of 2013.
Ongoing initiatives have continued to deliver savings. The remould tyre policy, introduced in 2011, has resulted in a reduction of 220 tonnes of CO₂ in 2013. The entirety of Bibby Distribution’s fleet is also now serviced by telematics, which has enabled efficient management of driving style, with an emphasis on excess engine idling and vehicle speed. This is backed up by ongoing driver CPC training, which includes sections on fuel efficiency.
Carbon reduction has been delivered alongside growth. The past year saw the establishment of the Max Park site in Corby, while for the first time, the acquisitions of Atchison Topeka at Droitwich and Worcester are included in the overall measurement.
Bibby Distribution is a member of the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, which monitors Key Performance Indicators including emissions per vehicle kilometre, emissions per pound of company turnover and emissions per full time equivalent employee.
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.
The company is part of the £1.4bn-turnover Liverpool-based Bibby Line Group, a 200 year old family owned business-to-business services specialist. It is involved in ship-owning and operation, shallow water accommodation, offshore oil and gas services, contract logistics, financial services, memorial parks, employment law, health & safety advisory services, specialist plant & equipment hire and retail.
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