The key aim of this organisation is to help fleet operations and company vehicles to improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and emissions and make cost savings.

The initiative was launched earlier this month where we attended and received our ECO Stars certificate. This is another brilliant opportunity for Sport Aberdeen to move towards a greener working ethos and help to promote fleet and vehicle efficiency. Sara Montgomery, from the marketing team, was present at the official launch to receive the certification on behalf of Sport Aberdeen. 

The Aberdeen City and Shire scheme was set up in May 2016 and operates in partnership with the North East Transport Partnership (NESTRANS). The scheme will help reduce emissions across the north east area and encourage more organisations to actively take part.

Keith Gerrard, Director of Operations and Asset Development, commented on Sport Aberdeen’s involvement with the scheme:

“Sport Aberdeen currently owns three environmentally friendly vans which improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and emissions, and make cost savings. We have introduced lighting upgrades and environmental management training for venue managers alongside signing up to the cycle to work scheme, encouraging staff to use greener travel options.” 

“This is part of our wider carbon management plan which aims to build a greener, more sustainable approach to our estate and procedures. Road transport is one of the main causes of air pollution in our cities and accounts for over one quarter of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“The Aberdeen City and Shire ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme is a great example of how we can work in partnership to meet our green commitments, hopefully inspiring people to consider ways in which we can all play a part in reducing carbon emissions.”