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CitySprint shortlisted for Industry Environment award for the third year running PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 May 2008

CitySprint has been shortlisted for the International Freighting weekly (IFW) Environment Award for the third year running. Last year CitySprint beat off tough rivalry to claim the prestigious award and hopes to be crowned winner again this year having made significant advances with its environmental programme.

The IFW Awards recognise and reward excellence in the freighting industry and are seen as the ‘Oscars’ for transport and logistics providers. Last year the IFW judges said that CitySprint had “punched above its weight to establish a clear policy” and that “if everyone did this, it would make a big difference.”

Since then CitySprint has further enhanced its already comprehensive environmental programme. Its range of environmentally friendly delivery options has been extended and includes pushbikes, CityTrikes (human powered vehicles), electric vehicles, smart cars and alternative fuel vehicles.

In addition, CitySprint has taken its environmental programme one step further by developing an external programme which offers clients the opportunity to assess and reduce their own carbon footprint. Through using CitySprint’s Carbon Calculator and Carbon Optimiser Reports clients can find out the amount of carbon being produced by their courier services and how this can be reduced by choosing more environmentally friendly delivery options where possible.

CitySprint’s clients also have the option to create an Environmental Support Fund by choosing to apply a surcharge on jobs which do use a carbon-producing vehicle. CitySprint’s Carbon Offset Programme comprises options designed to enable the client to use the monies generated in their support fund to offset carbon emissions. For example clients can select that any monies generated from the Environmental Support Fund are invested by CitySprint with an approved Carbon Offset Company or invested in CitySprint’s own environmental initiatives such as vehicle research and testing. CitySprint’s external environmental programme has been designed with the client in mind and has been enhanced to give clients a choice whilst helping them achieve their own environmental objectives.

CitySprint’s environmental programme is reviewed on an ongoing basis and is continuously updated with new and innovative solutions that benefit clients and help CitySprint reduce its overall carbon footprint.

For the 2008 Environment Award the judges will be looking for proactive, quantifiable measures taken to minimise the impact of business operations on the environment – something which CitySprint is confident it was able to clearly demonstrate in its submission for the award.

In addition to winning the 2007 IFW Environment Award, CitySprint’s environmental programme has also been accredited with the internationally recognised ISO14001:2004 which is a voluntary initiative aimed at improving environmental performance and has won several other awards including the Transport for London ‘Capital Fleet of the Year’ award at the 2007 GreenFleet Awards and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award at the 2007 UK Mail Awards.

The Award winners will be announced at the official IFW Awards ceremony on the 18th June 2008 at the Honourable Artillery Company in London.

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