Bibby Distribution’s cast-iron commitment to cutting its carbon footprint has seen the logistics provider win the Freight Hero and Ecodriving Hero awards from the Energy Saving Trust, in partnership with the Department of Transport.
Awarding the Freight Hero accolade, sponsored by Highways England, judges commended Bibby Distribution’s significant investment in lower-emission vehicles, which has seen particle emissions reduced by two thirds and nitrogen oxide emissions cut by 80 per cent.
The panel was also impressed at how Bibby Distribution has substantially reduced the number of journeys it makes through widespread use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs), high-cube trailers and bespoke triple deck trailers – in some cases increasing a single truck’s capacity by 35 per cent.
In the Ecodriving Hero category, Bibby Distribution stood out for its tailored driver training programme which centres around telematics reports and continuous coaching. The focused initiative has seen drivers increase their average MPG figures by seven per cent, substantially reducing fuel costs and emissions for the business.
All of the initiatives recognised by the awards judges, form part of Bibby Distribution’s long-term ‘Road to Zero’ strategy which aims to eliminate harm, waste and environmental impact.
Andrew Mawson, Bibby Distribution’s Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ), says: “We have a responsibility to protect the environment while at the same time giving our customers the best performance possible, which is why we have put such focus and investment into our fleet and our team.
“Our long-term goal is zero harm, zero waste and zero environmental impact and we’re making progress towards that goal all the time. We’re extremely grateful for this recognition from the Energy Saving Trust.”
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 2,000 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.
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