RiverRidge Recycling, NIs first organisation committed to the FTA Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme

Northern Ireland’s largest independent waste management company, RiverRidge Recycling, has been confirmed as Northern Ireland’s first company to join the FTA Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) demonstrating its commitment to reducing carbon from road freight.

The LCRS, which is managed by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), is a voluntary initiative, which records, reports and reduces carbon emissions from road transport. The scheme demonstrates the efforts of the industry to cut carbon emissions and contribute to national carbon reduction targets.

Stephen Thompson, Transport Manager at RiverRidge Recycling comments; “RiverRidge Recycling is extremely proud to be the first Northern Ireland company to join the FTA Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme. Not only is this a great achievement, but it is a great testament to how strongly we value our Corporate Social Responsibility.

“As a recycling and waste management company, we believe in conducting business in a manner which achieves sustainable growth whilst demonstrating a commitment to
protecting the environment and carbon reduction is one such commitment.”

RiverRidge Recycling is Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company, with four sites in Derry-Londonderry, Belfast, Coleraine and Portadown. The group coordinates a fleet of 60 vehicles to collect and transfer Northern Ireland’s waste.

Stephen continues, “Our fleet covers most of Northern Ireland and we acknowledge the carbon emissions created by our road vehicles, this is why we have joined LCRS. This initiative will help us to achieve carbon reduction in the most innovative and efficient way possible.”

LCRS scheme members have collectively made progress in reducing carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions between 2005 and 2014 and the most recent figures show it is on track to meet its carbon reduction target of an 8 per cent reduction by 2015 based on 2010 levels.

Seamus Leheny, Policy and Membership Relations Manager at Freight Transport Association, comments; “Well done to our FTA member RiverRidge Recycling on becoming the first Northern Ireland company committed to the FTA Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme.

“It is great to have RiverRidge Recycling’s support. It is important for businesses to acknowledge the effects of carbon emissions on our environment and I would encourage other organisations to join LCRS so they too can better manage the emissions from freight transport. We can then, all play our part in meeting national carbon reduction targets.”