How we are working to reduce our environmental impact and that of our customers;-

From 2011, if you are a listed company, and for all companies from 2013, the European regulations make it compulsory to publish the CO2 emissions generated by the manufacture and transport of your products.

As part of our commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Horizon is exceeding statutory requirements by forward planning and implementing a wide variety of practical measures. This enables us to support our customers in their drive to meet the required environmental standards.

We strongly believe that it is our responsibility as a transport company to reduce the environmental impact of our activities. This includes actions in two areas.

  1. Where possible we work with our customers to optimise their transport plans and loading.
  2. At the same time, in partnership with truck manufacturers, we ensure that our vehicles meet with all emission requirements and assess alternative technologies to the diesel engine.

Our initiatives include:

Freight planning: Through maximization of container and vehicle loads and working with customers to optimise our fleet planning

Fuel economy: Through route planning, minimising mileage and operating a modern fleet of vehicles subjected to constant vehicle checks and maintenance for top fuel efficiency performance

Facility utilisation: Through exploring heating use and implementing best practice to minimize carbon emissions that our facilities generate.

Green IT: Through digitally storing data and switching from traditional PCs to Thin Clients.

Cooperation with Transport Partners

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In 2010 we made the decision to change from our standard desktop PCs to Thin Client terminals.  As well as offering security and IT benefits, this move allowed us to reduce our carbon footprint by 4.36 tonnes and decrease electricity consumption on our staff’s terminals by 51%.  We are continuing to roll out Thin Client terminals throughout our global operations, thus continually reducing our CO2 waste.

 

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