The ECO Stars Fleet Recognition scheme encourages and support operators of HGVs, vans, buses and coaches to run their fleets more efficiently.  ECO Stars experts assess each fleet, award a star rating based on current performance and produce a ‘roadmap’ of recommendations which helps operators to reduce vehicle emissions while also reducing operating costs.  Membership is free to all fleet operators, irrespective of the size of their operation. ECO Stars is managed by TRL.

Gedling Borough Council funds the programme as part of their Air Quality Action Plan, tackling air pollution levels along the A60 Mansfield Road, and more generally in the Borough.

Steve Farnsworth, General Manager of EMAS said “We are delighted to be the 100th member and achieve a 4 star ECO Stars rating.

“We work hard to ensure that our ambulance fleet is fuel efficient and has minimal impact on the environment, and we are constantly seeking to improve performance in all areas.”

Presenting EMAS with Nottingham’s 100th milestone certificate

Councillor David Ellis, Portfolio Holder for Public Protection at Gedling Borough Council said “Councils have an obligation to work towards Air Quality objectives and the reduction of pollutants.   I’m delighted to see EMAS become the 100th member.

Ann Beddoes, ECO Stars Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council said “I am delighted to welcome and congratulate EMAS on becoming the 100th member in the Nottingham scheme area.  I wish them continued success in improving local air quality and reducing traffic pollutants”

ECO Stars Field Consultant Alan West (TRL) said “EMAS have been very successful and have achieved a well-deserved grade of 4 Stars on initial assessment.  EMAS have been equipped with the right tools and resources to build upon their current achievements.

The appointment of a Fuel Champion is a key component to this.  More extensive use of telematics data, particularly on non-emergency journeys will result in even greater fuel savings. 

We wish EMAS continued success”.

More information on ECO Stars can be found at www.ecostars-uk.com

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