Andrew Porter Limited has received a third shortlisting for a green business award.
The firm has this week been announced as a finalist in the Lancashire Green Awards 2012, in the Green Business of the Year category.
Companies in this category are judged on what they do to limit the negative environmental impact of their business, including long term strategies and minimisation of waste.
Recently Andrew Porter Limited has invested more than £60,000 in technology to help reduce its fuel usage into the future and re-train drivers to use fuel-saving driving techniques.
The specially developed vehicle routing software, sensitive vehicle tracking devices and an intensive driver training programme combine to save Andrew Porter Limited a total of 100,000 kilometers on the road per year - the equivalent of running an extra two vehicles for a year.
The firm also has a zero landfill policy and operates a 'reuse, recycle, reduce' strategy. One hundred per cent of items collected through the company's logistics and business relocation arms are reused or recycled - many items being re-distributed through a network of charities which will put them to good use.
"Our third shortlisting in a year for an environmental business award is a huge achievement for us and one which we are extremely proud of," managing director Tim Aspey said.
"We believe our investment in training, technology and future-forward planning makes us one of the most environmentally-responsible logistics companies in the UK today and I'd like to thank all of our staff for working hard to help us make a difference."
The Lancashire Green Awards are run by the Lancashire Evening Post newspaper, with the ceremony to be held in Preston on Thursday November 15th.
Andrew Porter Limited has also been shortlisted for the Environmental Impact Award in the Red Rose Awards and for the Energy Efficiency Award in the Lancashire Business Environment Awards.