Reynolds aims to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions by focusing on advanced driver training, combined with the increased use of bio-fuels across our distribution fleet.
The key to improving our environmental impact is the monitoring of key performance indicators including:
- More efficient deliveries through the use of TruckStops, a sophisticated routing and load optimisation system.
- Monitoring of fuel versus mileage in conjunction with driver training, focused on more efficient driving techniques.
- The use of SmartDrive cameras within the cabs which help provide feedback to drivers and monitor improvements following training.
- Engine monitoring and diagnostics.
Our vehicles and business processes are being constantly reviewed to ensure we embrace the latest advances in environmental technology. The most recent changes to our fleet include:
- A purchasing strategy for new vehicles which includes using only Euro 5 vehicles, where fridges have direct drive units, removing the need for diesel dependant fridges.
- Urban Artics and Double Decker Vehicles are now widely used, ensuring we can make fewer and larger deliveries to our customers and satellite depots.
- We are regularly trialing electric vehicles but are yet to find one that is up to the job!
In recognition of our environmental focus, Reynolds has been awarded silver membership of the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), part of the wider London Freight Plan.
FORS is a funded, voluntary certification scheme aimed at ensuring that fleet operators work lawfully and to best practice by meeting the FORS standard. It covers areas such as road safety as well as fuel and emission reduction.
Being a member of FORS demonstrates that Reynolds works to standards above the legal minimum and we actively encourage our suppliers to become members too, helping ensure best practice across our supply chain.
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