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FTA launches green website at its Summer reception PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 June 2007

Freight Transport Association President Andy Haines and Chief Executive Richard Turner have unveiled the FTA’s new green campaigning website www.sustainabledistribution.com

The website aims to support the campaigning activities of the FTA on environmental issues including carbon footprint and sustainability. The website will feature blogs from senior FTA staff, as well as examples of corporate social responsibility by its members.

The website was launched at FTA’s summer reception, an event held in the Members Dining Room, House of Commons, and attended by ministers, backbench MPs and civil servants from the DfT, Treasury and DTI and other guests. The event gave MPs the opportunity to raise and discuss questions regarding freight transport and related issues with FTA personnel.

FTA’s Strategic Policy and Campaign Manager Jo Ingham said, ‘We will be using the new website to promote examples of how our members can improve their sustainability, as well as cutting business costs at the same time. As an industry we are coming under increasing pressure to explain what we are doing to combat climate change whilst keeping the economy moving. The website will do just that.

‘It will also be a fantastic tool to show politicians and other groups the success stories of logistics and the supply chain. We expect to be putting resources for schools and colleges on the site soon, as well as profiling members with real success stories to tell.’

FTA President Andy Haines, said, ‘FTA events like this are an excellent way of showing politicians and civil servants just what the freight industry is doing to respond to climate change. We are taking our arguments to politicians directly and explaining how the freight industry is not only delivering the goods and services which we all use every day, but is carrying out the job in an efficient, safe and increasingly environmentally responsible way.’

 
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