The FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) has welcomed its 100th member, with construction plant hire firm Rawley Plant joins up to the initiative.

With more than 74,000 commercial vehicles now included within the free-of-charge scheme, the FTA said it demonstrated a real commitment by the logistics sector to reduce its carbon emissions and help the UK achieve its national greenhouse gas reduction target.

Howard Rawley, MD, Rawley Plant, said: “We are pleased to become the 100th member of the LCRS at a time when the drive to monitor and reduce carbon emissions has never been so important.

"As members of Fors and holders of ISO140001, environmental concerns are important to us and, despite our small size, we feel that we have a part to play."

The scheme’s recent report - the Logistics Carbon Review 2014 – shows that scheme members have collectively made good progress in reducing carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions between 2005 and 2012.  The average tonnes of CO2e per LCRS member has reduced by 3.4% between 2011 and 2012.

Projecting the reduction in emissions from 2010 also shows that the scheme is on track to meet its carbon reduction target in 2014 - one year earlier than anticipated.