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Logistics companies are serious about the environment

By: Deborah Bates
25 February 2011

Those working for transport companies, such as a logistics consultancy or haulage firm, are becoming more serious about the impact their work has on the environment.

That's according to Waste Watch's head of communications, Sam Jarvis, who told CILT UK that an increasing number of logistics firms were doing their bit to monitor and reduce their carbon footprint.

He went on to say: "At the same time, businesses are increasingly making the environment one of the key factors, as well as looking at how much money and profit they make - they're looking at how they treat their staff and how they treat the planet."

He went on to say that watching their waste can help firms to reduce costs, which has persuaded many of them to get on board with the recent eco-friendly attitude encouraged by industry experts.

Jarvis also added that he recognised how difficult it could be for smaller businesses to go green, but that there were many sources of advice and guidance available.

The expert's comments came shortly after the secretary for business, Vince Cable, spoke out after a recent meeting with the Green Economy Council. He claimed that finding more sustainable methods for the transport industry was a challenge that posed both obstacles and opportunities.

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