Andrew Porter Limited has received further recognition for its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.
The firm is one of three shortlisted companies in the Energy Efficiency Award for SMEs in the Groundwork Pennine Lancashire Business Environment Awards 2012, which recognises companies that have "demonstrated significant improvement in reducing their energy use".
Judges were impressed by Andrew Porter Limited's investment of more than £60,000 in technology to help reduce its fuel usage 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.
"As a logistics firm, we are acutely aware of the impact our business has on the environment and were determined to minimise this as much as possible," managing director Tim Aspey said.
"This was a significant investment for us, in both time and money, but one that will reap benefits in fuel reduction for years into the future. Our driver training course helps drivers learn fuel-saving driving techniques, which will also benefit them when using their own personal vehicles.
"We are delighted that our efforts have been recognised in this way."
N ow in its 16th year, the Lancashire Business Environment Awards showcase the most innovative and effective initiatives by Lancashire business for achieving environmental sustainability and implementing smart business practice.