A Wheely Good Way to Go Green!

CGC has been given a four-star pat on the back for making its fleet of vans as green as possible. It has been awarded an important accreditation as the business strives to reduce pollution from its vehicles. The endorsement has come from the “Eco Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme” which has the support of Renfrewshire Council. Paisley-based CGC gained the second highest level of recognition with five stars being the top rating. The aim of the scheme is to promote “efficient and cleaner operations in Renfrewshire”.
All vehicles on the road whether they are cars, vans or buses create emissions and while fuel is now unleaded and has been for many years, pollution still occurs. With a fleet of 50 vans on the road daily CGC recognises it has to do its bit to keep the air as clean as possible. The company recently bought 15 more vans which like any new vehicles are more fuel efficient and pollute less than older models. Angie McGuire, Transport Manager at CGC explained: “We all have a responsibility to make the environment as clean as possible and reducing pollution is a key way of doing this. “We are delighted to have been awarded this four star rating and we will endeavour to do even more to ensure our fleet of vehicles is operated as efficiently as possible.” Some things are already in place at CGC such as tracking vehicles so that “engine idling” – when an engine is running but the vehicle is not moving – is reduced as much as possible. This is a notorious cause of air pollution. All CGC vehicles have a trip computer so that drivers can be encouraged how to drive in the most fuel efficient manner. Managing Director Leo Reilly added: “As a large company we recognise the importance of operating as environmentally-friendly as possible. We are always looking at ways we can reduce our carbon footprint. Our participation in the Eco Stars Fleet Recognition system shows we take this matter very seriously indeed.”