Salvation Army highly commended at The Logistics Awards

published on 3 Oct 2018


Salvation Army Trading Company has been “highly commended” for their work in Environment and Sustainability at The Logistics Awards as recognition of the Clothing Collection division’s commitment to environmental responsibility.

The commendation, which was presented to the business on 20 September, saw the Trading Company come out ahead of the likes of Heathrow Airport and UPS, and praised for identifying “opportunities for more efficient load management which allowed [the Trading Company] to make a major reduction to its CO2 emissions”.

On receiving the certificate, Head of Logistics Roland Ralph said: “We are always trying to improve our sustainability measures, and through this process we have not only saved costs but reduced our environmental impact. Using larger trailers with more efficient loading, we will save 290 journeys per year, reducing our CO2 emissions by roughly 54.5 tonnes”.

The Trading Company was nominated for the award by Bedfords and Labrynth, the two logistics companies that work alongside the clothing collection division. Haulage operator Bedfords became a partner as a result of the logistics review and has worked extensively with the Trading Company to improve the efficiency of truck movements.

The Logistics Awards is an annual awards ceremony celebrating excellence in the logistics and supply chain sectors and includes the presentation of fifteen awards covering issues from Warehouse Efficiency to Innovation. The event is sponsored by brands including Continental and Calor and the judging panel comprises 11 independent, senior industry experts from across the sector, chosen for their knowledge, objectivity and credibility.

The celebration was held at The Swan at The Globe Theatre in London. Comedian, writer and panel show regular Holly Walsh was the celebrity host for the evening.