AN ARBROATH firm has recently been crowned the most environmentally friendly haulier in Scotland.
R.T. McEwan Ltd., was awarded Scotland’s Environmental Haulier of the Year prize at the annual Transport News Scottish Rewards evening last month at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.
The award was presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in recognition of the significant reduction in the company’s carbon footprint.
A detailed key performance indicator report is compiled for each vehicle and driver using colour coding and figures are collected from vehicle telematics.
Healthy competition is encouraged among drivers to be the greenest using these figures in a weekly fuel league.
Environmental awareness at R.T. McEwan extends beyond fuel consumption and the company have invested heavily in paperless systems, rainwater harvesting and recycling.
Nial McEwan, managing director, said: “We are delighted to win this prestigious award for our environmental activities. We are so pleased that our continued effort to reduce our carbon footprint has been recognised.”