BIBBY DISTRIBUTION WINS FTA LEADERSHIP IN CARBON REDUCTION AWARD
12 May 2016
Bibby Distribution won the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award for its outstanding achievements in cutting carbon emissions across its operations.
The judging panel of industry experts said Bibby Distribution was ‘leading the way’ in freight transport carbon reduction, thanks to a diverse range of emission-busting initiatives and a commitment to sharing best practice.
Rachael Dillon, FTA Climate Change Policy Manager, says: “As a long-standing member of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, Bibby Distribution’s winning entry demonstrated a strong commitment to carbon reduction within its commercial vehicle fleet. It has clearly worked across its customer contracts to develop initiatives focused on operations, vehicles and alternative fuels.”
Duncan Eyre, Bibby Distribution Director, says: “Carbon reduction is a core part of our business. It drives innovation, it leads to more efficient processes, and it’s the right and responsible thing to do. We’re delighted that our commitment to sustainability has been recognised by the FTA and are honoured to be regarded as the industry example to follow in cutting the carbon footprint of logistics.”
Bibby Distribution uses a variety of initiatives to cut emissions and fuel consumption within its vehicle fleet, including the development of a new type of milk collection vehicle that uses less diesel, and dual-fuel vehicles. The 3PL has also implemented advanced processes such as the use of ‘virtual warehouses’ to optimise route planning, and bespoke driver training, to drive carbon reduction at every level of the business.
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.
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