First transportation services company to carry carbon reduction label
25th October, Nottingham: Today, Loomis UK Ltd. is announcing that its Cash & Valuables in Transit service now carries the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label.
Loomis has clearly demonstrated its commitment to reducing its environmental impacts by achieving carbon footprint certification with the Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company.
The Carbon Reduction Label shows that the Carbon Trust has certified the total greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of the service, including packaging, transportation and processing.
By displaying the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label on its Cash and Valuables in Transit vehicles, Loomis UK Ltd. is making a commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of the service over a two year period.
To qualify to bear the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label, Loomis UK Ltd. had to have the carbon footprint of its service certified to PAS 2050:2008, a specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services. The carbon footprint was also certified against the Carbon Trust’s Code of Good Practice and Footprint ExpertTM Guide.
The carbon footprint of the service was certified as 5.5 kg/CO2 per drop (delivery/collection of cash or valuables).
Loomis’ Managing Director, Ashley Bailey said; "Everything we buy, produce and use has a carbon footprint. Highlighting this on our vehicles is an integral part of our low carbon business strategy and helps our customers make informed purchasing decisions."
"Gaining The Carbon Reduction Label is an important milestone for Loomis UK Ltd. and demonstrates our commitment to limiting our environmental impact."
Research by the Carbon Trust shows that nearly nine out of ten consumers now want their favourite brands to help combat the threat of climate change by reducing their carbon footprint, and almost half actively seek information about the carbon impact of the everyday products they buy. Also, 61% of the public are more likely to buy from a company if it has a good reputation for reducing its impact on climate change.
Harry Morrison, Director, of Certification, the Carbon Trust, said: “We congratulate Loomis UK on measuring and certifying the carbon footprint of its Cash and Valuables in transit service. Demand for companies to disclose the carbon impact of their services continues to grow. The Carbon Reduction Label allows Loomis UK to easily and openly communicate the serious and credible steps it is taking to reduce the carbon emissions associated with its service.”
Building on its work to achieve certification for its Cash & Valuables in Transit service Loomis is also planning to take the following actions as part of its wider carbon reduction programme:
- Developing a strategy to engage, communicate and implement carbon management throughout the whole company.
- Training crew in more environmentally considerate driving techniques.
- Reduction in electrical use within its branches nationwide.
- The appointment of Green Champions to monitor, improve and drive the environmental policy.
The Carbon Reduction Label
- Since 2007, the Carbon Trust has worked with numerous brands and individual product lines to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of everyday household items, as well as business facing brands. Many of these brands including Kingsmill bread, Tate & Lyle sugar, Quaker Oats, Dyson, Cemex, Morphy Richards and dozens of Tesco own label products now carry the Carbon Reduction Label on their packaging to show consumers they are committed to reducing their impact on the environment.
- The Carbon Trust designed the Carbon Reduction Label to help companies communicate the impact of their product carbon footprinting work to consumers. Companies that display the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label (on pack, online or elsewhere) are making a commitment to reduce the carbon footprint of their product or service.
- The carbon footprint of a product or service is the total carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases emitted during its life, from production to final disposal.
- The Carbon Reduction Label currently appears on products worth £3.2 billion in annual sales
About Carbon Trust Certification:
The Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company provides independent verification of the carbon footprints of products and services against the PAS 2050 and WRI global standards for product carbon footprinting, the Carbon Trust's Footprint Expert TM and the Carbon Trust Code of Good Practice for Product Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Claims.
Carbon Trust Certification offers a full range of services to allow all types of organisations to certify and verify their product carbon footprints.
The Carbon Trust Footprinting Certification Company is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to ISO 14065:2007 to provide greenhouse gas verification against PAS 2050 and the Code of Good Practice.
More information can be found at: http://www.carbontrustcertification.com.
About the Carbon Trust:
The Carbon Trust is a not-for-profit company with the mission to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy, providing specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies. By stimulating low carbon action we contribute to key UK goals of lower carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and associated jobs.
We help to cut carbon emissions now by;
- Providing specialist advice and finance to help organisations cut carbon
- Setting standards for carbon reduction
- We reduce potential future carbon emissions by
- Ppening markets for low carbon technologies
- Leading industry collaborations to commercialise technologies
- Investing in early stage low carbon companies.