A landmark Policy Statement affirming the commitment of the International Road Federation (IRF) to the development of environmentally sustainable roads as an investment in the long term prosperity of both planet and society has been released.
It was a double-whammy celebration last month for Renico Group managing director Nico Louw when not only did a number of his friends, suppliers and clients arrive to celebrate his 40th birthday but FleetWatch also arrived on the day bearing a Karee tree to present to the company as winner of the FleetWatch Green Star award for March. (See March 2011 edition).
In handing over the tree, FleetWatch editor Patrick O’Leary congratulated and paid tribute to the company for standing out as an example to others.
“In a sector of the industry where dirt and dust reigns supreme, you have shown that there can still be a green side to the operations. Not only does this find favour in the eyes of your customers, suppliers, staff and the community but it also serves to raise the image of the trucking industry.
“For all this, we lift out hats to you and hope that this tree, as it grows, will act as a constant reminder of the importance of incorporating environmentally responsible actions into the business agenda,’ said O’Leary.
FleetWatch encourages other companies in the trucking industry who have ‘˜greened up’ their premises or depots to please send us photographs with a short description of what has been done. We’d love to showcase your efforts.
(Photographs by Kylie O’Leary)