Greening our services
In February 2010, FCO Services joined with the FCO to sign up to the national 10:10 campaign which commits us to reduce our overall carbon emissions by 10% by the end of 2010.
We've been working to cut our emissions with more efficient and environmentally friendly equipment. We have reduced the size of our transport fleet and introduced hybrid vehicles. We have extended the range of our lorry trips across Europe and North Africa, maximising loads and arranging collections on-route to and from destinations.
We've also cut down on the number of journeys our people are making overseas through the use of our secure videoconferencing facilities, we've been able to make cost savings and further reduce air miles.
We'll be making a significant contribution the FCO's 10:10 commitment during 2010 by replacing over 40% of our vehicle fleet with new electric and fuel efficient vehicles and introducing new low drag 'tear-drop' trailers, which reduce fuel consumption and therefore carbon emissions.
In 2009/10 brought down our carbon emissions by over 16%. In real terms, this means a reduction of 59 tonnes, from 358 tonnes in the previous financial year. We aim to save around a further 61 tonnes of carbon emissions next year.