FTA STARTED the new year by launching its 2019 Logistics Emissions Review, which includes the latest results of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS), a voluntary group that seeks to improve the environmental performance of the logistics industry. During the past year, LERS members achieved an impressive 4% reduction in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and decreased their average kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per vehicle km to 0.72, from 0.75 in 2017 and 2016.

Having announced its decision to support the government’s proposed 15% reduction target in HGV greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, this downward trend among LERS member organisations is a positive and encouraging step towards ultimately achieving a net zero emissions logistics industry. However, achieving the ambitious 15% reduction target will remain a challenge for industry in the short term, reckons the FTA.