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Logistics: Green Roundup Summer 2022

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The TRS team is training the next generation of logistics professionals. We are excited about the impact they can have on boosting the green credentials of the industry. You can read about some of our partnerships with green employers here

We regularly scan the news to keep our finger on how sustainability is evolving in warehousing, freight and logistics. Here is a round-up of six things we’d like to share with you.

Truck Giants Step Closer to Green Freight

Motoring giants, including Volvo and Daimler, have joined forces to evolve the green infrastructure that supports the freight network. The joint venture will provide reliable and accessible high-performance charging stations for all battery electric heavy-duty vehicle fleet operators. As reported here by Highways Today, more announcements will follow later in the year. 

More On Eco-Logistics

More than two-thirds of consumers say they will target spending with suppliers that implement sustainable practices.  This is just one reason that the race to be green is speeding up. This article takes a global view and runs through a checklist for your green logistics strategy.

Stay in The Know

Green Freight Europe is the leading industry-driven program to support companies in improving the environmental performance of freight transport in Europe. You can stay up to date with their news here.

Amazon Pioneers Hydrogen

Hot off the press is the news that Amazon has signed a green hydrogen deal.  The deal, announced in August 2022, will provide enough annual power for 30,000 forklifts or 800 heavy-duty trucks. The firm says it continues its aim to be net-zero carbon by 2040. Learn more about the steps Amazon is taking.

Investing in The Planet

One of the world’s largest investment managers, CBRE, says it will back warehouses with higher green credentials, including solar power, battery storage and electric vehicle charging, reports SHD Logistics.

 And Finally, Don’t Forget to Connect with Nature

According to a 2019 report from The University of Manchester’s Alliance Manchester Business School, male-dominated workforces, such as in the haulage and logistics sectors, are among the hardest hit by the effects of poor mental health. Connecting with nature can have a significant positive impact on wellbeing, as demonstrated by programmes such as this one from The Mersey Forest.

Green credentials play an increasing role in attracting the best talent. Job seekers want to work with firms that demonstrate corporate social responsibility. In 2023, we will showcase apprenticeship employers in the logistics sector that have embraced the green agenda. Please tell us what your organisation is doing to reduce environmental impact. And if you are an employee on a TRS apprenticeship programme involved in green initiatives for your firm, please share your news on social media using #TRSNetZero, #NetZero and #RHAenvironment.

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