Miniclipper logistics has released its first-ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report, outlining its current achievements and future ambitions that will make it a more sustainable company.
The 20-page document shows how the fleet’s CO2 emissions have been reduced by 114,000 tonnes and fuel consumption by 43,599 liters in just two years through a proactive fleet replacement strategy.
Meanwhile, participation in DfT trials with extra-long double deck trailers has resulted in a 20% increase in capacity on each trip and a reduction in mileage to the Midlands Interchange by 60,000 per year.
It continues to increase the density of its local multi-drop deliveries for its customers and external logistics partners in order to optimize vehicle and driver utilization and to be able to test electric trucks in the near future.
A new driver well-being strategy has been introduced that has improved driver retention, while a driver referral program has helped Miniclipper grow its team. After each truck was equipped with Microlise telematics, the drivers signed up for a bonus program that rewards efficient driving and low fuel consumption. MPG improvements of between 5 and 19% have already been reported for 18 tonne trucks and tractor units.
Miniclipper has also focused heavily on reducing its energy efficiency, with gas consumption down -8.1% and electricity consumption down -6.2% from 2020 to 2021, helped by the introduction of an all-LED lighting policy. It also works with Trident Utilities to create effective processes, plans and goals to achieve its Future Net Zero (FNZ) Scope 1, 2 and 3 and PAS 2060 goals.
Peter Masters, Managing Director of Miniclipper, said: “We recognize that as a logistics company we have a responsibility to minimize our environmental impact locally, nationally and globally. We place these values at the heart of all our decisions and continue to evaluate new initiatives that will reduce energy consumption and promote sustainable efficiency for our business and our customers.”