Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Logistics can be a winner from government carbon strategy

The transport and logistics industry could turn out to be a winner resulting from the government’s newly published low carbon strategy, according to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Chief executive Steve Agg said: “We have seen repeated evidence to show that fuel saving and carbon reduction policies produce very worthwhile cost savings for vehicle operators. Cut carbon, save fuel, cut costs and save the world!

“Green policies benefit industry. Our contribution to the strategy will continue matching environmentally friendly policies with operational excellence and lower costs.”

The institute will be a member of the Low Carbon Logistics Supply Chain Steering Group chaired by the Department for Transport.

Earlier this year the institute launched CarbonActive, an online carbon footprint management toolkit designed to assist vehicle operators to measure, monitor and reduce their carbon footprint.

Agg said: “We have been delighted by the initial response from our members to CarbonActive. Their enthusiasm demonstrates not only their responsible attitude to protecting the environment, but their business savvy in recognising the commercial benefits of a low carbon strategy.

“We expect that it will be schemes like CarbonActive which will enable logistics to contribute towards carbon reduction while continuing to carry out their essential work. For the efficient logistics manager use CarbonActive is a no-brainer. Cut costs and reduce carbon emissions. A clear winner.”