This award is open to any national or global organisation that has developed and delivered an innovative sustainable transport programme for the transport of people (including travel and tourism) or of freight with the aim of reducing carbon emissions. This category is open to all companies whether they are directly involved in transport and logistics or not.
The award will be given to the company which has rolled out the most effective and successful scheme which has led to demonstrable reductions in carbon emissions, improvements in air quality, reduction in congestion and technological innovation as a result of the project. We expect to see a range of measures which combine to form a coherent programme of activity to mitigate the environmental impact of the organisation’s transport activities. These could include (but not be limited to) projects such as home/remote working, teleconferencing and communications, active travel, e-bikes and cargo bikes, modal shift (including alternatives to flying), ride sharing, car clubs, vehicle electrification, recharging infrastructure, ecodriving, grey fleet management, delivery and servicing plans, freight consolidation, electric freight transport and tourism.
Judges will look for sustainable transport programmes which comprise a diverse range of these kinds of initiatives, targeting all components of the company’s transport activities.
Submissions should include verifiable data on how the project will improve the global and local environment. The award recognises on-going transport projects and initiatives between 2015 and 2017.The measurement of relevant activities includes the verifiable reduction of vehicle activity, fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions as well as improvements to air quality and quality of life.
The judges will specifically be looking for quantified details of projects, outcomes, achievements and effectiveness of programme; evidence of the degree of innovation in scoping and developing the initiative and the overall impact on the project; the use of awareness raising to promote the scheme; and details of any third party involvement in delivering the programme.
Judges will be looking for evidence of the following points within the supplied application form (weighting percentages in brackets):
- How the initiative was developed showing innovation and a long-term approach to assisting the reduction of global carbon emissions from transportation; (30%)
- The measured effectiveness of the programme in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, fuel consumption, vehicle activity, air quality emissions etc (30%)
- Awareness raising of the project with an internal/external communications strategy to further the programme reach and effectiveness; (25%)
- An overarching strategy to improve core business practices, sustainability and corporate responsibility with support by senior management. (15%)