Logistics UK, one of the UK’s biggest business groups, has today (15 July 2021) announced the launch of Route to Net Zero: a campaign to encourage its 18,000 member businesses to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality ahead of the legal deadline of 2050.
Michelle Gardner, Head of Public Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK and its members understand the urgency of the climate crisis and are working hard to decarbonise logistics operations; we are pleased to launch this campaign today to support and encourage the industry’s journey to Net Zero. A key component of this campaign’s success will be getting the right support from government; Logistics UK will be working in partnership with its members and government to help ensure the right policies, infrastructure, power supply, funding and vehicle markets are in place to realise the logistics industry’s Net Zero ambition.”
Logistics UK is now calling on its members to work with the business group to achieve the Route to Net Zero ambition; the organisation will also be launching a comprehensive policy manifesto ahead of COP26 in November 2021. For more information on Logistics UK’s environmental campaigns and to get involved, please visit logistics.org.uk/environment
Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With climate change, COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk