TNT boosts green rating

TNT has enhanced its ‘green’ credentials by gaining the ISO 14001 accreditation, an official acknowledgement that TNT is making significant strides towards reducing its carbon footprint and CO2 emissions.

Twelve TNT locations up and down the UK, were put through a tough critical examination by Lloyds Register Quality Assurance (LQRA), with assessors conducting checks on the company’s environmental management activities. These included waste reduction and recycling, fuel efficiency, environmental training, pollution control and energy reduction.

Tom Bell, TNT express services managing director, said: “We are the only express and logistics operator to achieve this certification on a company-wide basis, and the first to hold both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety) standards at the same time.

“The transport industry generates 20 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions and as express industry leaders, TNT contributes to that output. We want to pave the way in reducing our carbon footprint and lead by example. This is a tremendous achievement but it’s not just about winning awards – it’s about doing the right thing.”

Denis Ives, UK business centre manager at assessors LRQA, said: “TNT is the only parcel and mail distribution company to achieve this certification. Achieving ISO 14001 is recognition of the hard work, preparation and teamwork that TNT have put in – not only to gain the accreditation but to ensure customers still receive the quality of service they pay for.”

L to R: TNT director of personnel Sue Barnes, TNT managing director Tom Bell, LRQA’s Denis Ives, TNT director Health, safety and environmental Neil Griffiths and LRQA’s Ellen Davison

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