The team at Campbell & Kennedy are pleased to announce that we have achieved Silver Fleet status by significantly reducing our CO2 emissions in the past year.
According to the Committee on Climate Change, approximately a quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions stem from transport alone (that’s 157.7 million tonnes of CO2 ).
The Fleet CO2 Certification programme, which is run by Masternaut, specialists in fleet and asset management, has been devised to recognise companies and drivers who are making positive changes in reducing their impact on the environment. Customers are included if over 100,000km in journeys are logged with Masternaut’s patented tracking technology.
To achieve this status, we have employed several initiatives including utilising route optimisation software to reduce unnecessary travel time and fuel consumption, investing in upgrading our fleet and utilising Aqueous Urea Solution 32.5% which is used with the Selective Catalytic Reduction system (SCR) to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen from the exhaust of UK diesel vehicles.
Additionally, prior to carrying out any contracted work, we continually develop our management processes to ensure that environmental factors are considered throughout both the planning and implementation stages.
Gerry Kennedy, Managing Director, said, “As a company we have minimal impact on the environment. However, we know that transportation is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK and so wanted to help address this problem. Running an efficient fleet is not only good for the environment but will also help us improve our bottom line as bad driving behaviour, poorly maintained vehicles and sub-optimal routing choices all have an impact on fuel costs, vehicle wear and tear and carbon emissions.”
The team will continue to look into new and innovative ways to reduce CO2 emissions and implement their ISO 14001 Management System.