This award is open to any national or global organisation that has developed and delivered an innovative sustainable project for the transport of people, of freight, or for social travel with the aim of reducing carbon. This is an ideal category for electric vehicle services, logistics, airports, cruise lines, shipping and rail.
The award will be given to the most effective and successful scheme which demonstrates how carbon emissions were reduced, traffic levels affected, the movement of people and/or goods improved, and technological innovation integrated as a result of the project. Judges will look for verifiable data on how the project will improve the local environment and have a positive impact on the environment. The award recognises on-going transport projects and initiatives between 2014 and 2016.
The measurement of relevant activities includes innovation, integration and other impacts that foster improved relations, and includes verifiable reduction of fuel consumption, and improvement of air quality. Judges will consider and recognise organisations for managing programmes and projects aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of transport and improving quality of life and best practice.
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 carbon emissions reduction, road hours, staff/partner impact and data confirming the quantifiable benefits of the project; (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%)