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Three environmental accolades for Andrew Porter

Feb 04, 2013
Andrew Porter Limited has received its third green business accolade of 2012.

Andrew Porter Limited has received its third green business accolade of 2012. The company was recently Highly Commended at the Lancashire Green Awards, in the Green Business of the Year category having also been shortlisted for two other environmental awards earlier in the year. The category recognises companies which limit the negative environmental impact of their business by implementing long-term strategies to reduce their carbon footprint and minimise waste.

Recently Andrew Porter Limited, based in Chorley, has invested more than £60,000 in technology to help reduce its fuel usage into the future and re-train drivers to use fuel-saving driving techniques. The specially developed vehicle routing software, sensitive vehicle tracking devices and an intensive driver training programme combine to save Andrew Porter Limited a total of 100,000 kilometres on the road per year - the equivalent of running an extra two vehicles for a year.

The firm also has a zero landfill policy and operates a ‘reuse, recycle, reduce’ strategy. All items collected through the company’s logistics and business relocation arms are reused or recycled – many items being re-distributed through a network of charities that will put them to good use.

“Our third shortlisting in a year for an environmental business award is a huge achievement for us and one which we are extremely proud of,” said Managing Director Tim Aspey. “We believe our investment in training, technology and planning makes us one of the most environmentally-responsible logistics companies in the UK today and I’d like to thank all our staff for working hard to help us make a difference.”

Photo: (Left to right) Natasha Robson, Victoria Haxby and Saul Emberton representing Andrew Porter Ltd at the Lancashire Green Awards 2012.

                        

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