The VOKA Chambers of Commerce Halle-Vilvoorde and Leuven announced on Wednesday evening in Leuven the ten companies awarded the Move for Climate Award for their efforts in reducing the harmful effects of car and truck transport on our climate.
These companies developed action plans and implemented measures such as reducing commuting distances, adopting eco-friendly driving practices, purchasing hybrid and alternative transport vehicles, optimizing cargo capacity, shifting to rail and waterway transport.
Transport company Ninatrans, based in Bierbeek, deployed lighter vehicles for lightweight transport, minimized empty vehicle miles, invested in eco-friendly trucks, provided eco-driving courses for drivers, and reduced fuel consumption through improved engine management and wind deflectors. These efforts resulted in an annual saving of 134.74 tons of CO2.
These initiatives exemplify how businesses are taking proactive steps to mitigate the environmental impact of transportation, aligning with global efforts to combat climate change.