Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme

The Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme is a voluntary initiative to record, report and reduce carbon emissions and allows the UK logistics sector to publicly report, its contribution towards national carbon reduction targets.

A new target has been set for the scheme which will continue the previous commitment of a 5% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 on 2015 levels. A further long term target of an additional 10% reduction by 2025 has now been agreed, this has been aligned with the governments voluntary industry target of a 15% reduction in carbon emissions from HGVs, by 2025 when compared to 2015 levels.  Companies can use LERS to track their own performance and demonstrate their corporate and social responsibility credentials.

Logistics Emissions Review 2018

Incorporating the eighth annual report of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme, which covers scheme data from 2017. The report demonstrates industry progress to reducing emissions, you can read the full report here. The work of LERS is endorsed by the  Department for Transport.

Scheme benefits

It’s free to join and is confidential
It helps companies to record and report carbon emissions from freight
It demonstrates your green credentials
It carries weight with the Government, sector trade associations and buyers of logistics services

How does it work?

We measure fuel usage and simple business activity data from members. This is aggregated to report a carbon footprint for the scheme each year.

Who can join?

The scheme is free to join and open to any company with at least one commercial vehicle. Currently, over 130 companies covering over 88,000 commercial vehicles have joined.

How do I sign up?

If you’d like to join, please complete and return the LERS declaration of intent. If you have any queries, please email info@logistics.org.uk