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Green Award for Galliford Try Manager

Monday, 28 November 2016 @ 01:53

Alan Baker of Galliford Try has been named Private Sector Fleet Manager of the Year at the 19th GreenFleet magazine awards held at Edgbaston cricket ground in Birmingham.

The awards recognise the contributions made by organisations and individuals from the fleet and motor industries to greener road transport and environmental fleet management.

Alan manages a central hire and service desk responsible for a mixed fleet of 2,400 cars, vans and specialist vehicles. This includes a number of low carbon dioxide (CO2) emitting cars which bring environmental benefit while costing the company less and helping drivers to reduce their benefits in kind tax bill.

By promoting the lower costs of low CO2 cars to drivers, Alan has cut the average CO2 emissions across the company car fleet from 125 grammes per kilometre in 2012 to 101 grammes today. The company’s carbon footprint has dropped further through the introduction of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) which now account for nearly 10 per cent of the fleet.

Galliford Try is also among the first 60 companies to sign up to the new green standard for business motoring called ‘Go Ultra Low’. To qualify for the standard fleet, operators must pledge that at least five per cent of their vehicles will be electric by 2020, a figure Galliford Try already exceeds.