Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS)


Name of initiative Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS)
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
Website address http://www.fta.co.uk/policy_and_compliance/environment/logistics_carbon_reduction_scheme.html
Related initiatives
Starting year 2009
End year
Secretariat Freight Transport Association (supported by Bridgestone), Head Office in Hermes House, St John's Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9UZ, Tel: 01892 526171
Organisational structure The FTA board is made up of members elected annually by the Freight Transport Council. The board supervises the management of FTA's business. The executive director team is made up of the Chief Executive and a team of executive directors. The Chief Executive reports directly to the FTA board.
Geographical coverage Western Europe
Name of lead organisation Freight Transport Association
Type of lead organisation Business
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United Kingdom


Description The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme is a voluntary industry-led approach to reducing carbon emissions from road freight by recording and reporting reductions in CO2 emissions. The scheme is free to join and open to all commercial vehicle operators.
Objectives The scheme's target is an 8% reduction in emissions intensity by 2015, based on 2010 levels.

The objective is to demonstrate to Government that the industry is contributing to climate change targets without the need for regulation or additional taxation. The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) is in the process of being redeveloped and the new scheme will launch in the early part of 2018 as the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) with a new logo and new website.

Activities The LCRS establishes a common methodology for the recording and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from logistics, and it also guides actions to reduce future emission levels. The scheme identifies and promotes the principal means of reducing carbon emissions available to commercial vehicle operators and these have been formalised as the five Logistics Efficiency Indicators (LEIs). By measuring and monitoring these five key indicators and by taking action to improve some or all of their performance over time, operators can expect fuel usage to reduce and carbon emissions to decline.
One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Technical dialogue, Capacity building
Activity of initiative Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Training and education
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Participants Number Names
Members 129  
Companies 129 These 125 companies covers 87000 commercial vehicles.

see: http://lers.org.uk/home/members

Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Other members 0
Supporting partners 1 Bridgestone (United Kingdom)
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 3 October 2019 10:03:56

Not only have national states as participators