Between 2010 and 2015, the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme, LERS predecessor, achieved an impressive 7 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from road transport, and their average CO2 emissions were 13 per cent lower per vehicle km than the average for the whole logistics industry.
The new scheme aims to continue the previous progress and has set a short-term target of a 5 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 on 2015 levels.
Working the Department for Transport, the scheme has now adopted a longer term target of 15 per cent reduction on 2015 levels by 2025, to align with the Government’s ambitions as set out in their Road to Zero publication – the work of LERS was recognised in this strategy.
The Scheme can now help companies take part in, or track their progress against, the Government’s voluntary target. By analysing fuel and vehicle kilometre data, we can provide an annual CO2 figure, to demonstrate your year on year progress which can be presented to Government.