Latest ECO Star Members Awarded
16 October 2013
Local businesses Symphony Group and Senior Architectural Systems are the latest South Yorkshire companies to receive a five star rating in recognition of the excellent performance and standard of their vehicles from the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme.
ECO Stars is a free scheme deigned to encourage all sizes of operators of van, truck, bus or coach fleets to improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and reduce emissions – to help improve local transport related air quality.
The Scheme is partly funded by the government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), which aims to help South Yorkshire’s economy and environment by encouraging operators of van, truck, bus or coach fleets to improve efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and reduce emissions.
The scheme is the first of its kind in the country, and now has over 60 members in South Yorkshire and has expanded to a further 10 ECO Stars schemes across the UK, including Thurrock, Edinburgh and Nottingham.
Symphony Group and Senior Architectural Systems join an elite group of five-star-rated organisations, which also includes Sainsburys, Morrisons and Boots.
Symphony Group produces and fits bespoke kitchens from its base in Barnsley/Rotherham. Marketing and Export Director, Simon Collyns, said “We’re dedicated to reducing our impact on the environment and we are doing everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint including making improvements to our fleet and optimising our routes.”
Doncaster-based Senior Architectural Systems produce aluminum glazing systems for commercial and residential customers. Business Development Manager Jonny Greenstreet said “ Not only are we very proud to have been recognised as a Five Star operator, but the road map provided to us by ECO Stars gives us a great idea of how to make further improvements to our fleet in order to lessen our impact on air quality. “
Ann Beddoes, ECO Stars Scheme Manager said, “I’m delighted to welcome Senior Architectural Systems and Symphony Group to ECO Stars. Our membership has grown to be very diverse, representing all types of fleet operators – from multi-national companies to small local businesses. With the expansion of the scheme across the UK and Europe, ECO Stars is really going from strength to strength”.
The LSTF scheme in South Yorkshire, delivered through the Inmotion! team, helps local businesses to make better use of travel time, reduce fuel and vehicle maintenance costs, encourage more environmentally-friendly and healthier ways of getting to work. The partnership is made up of representatives from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils.