Last night at the twenty-fifth National Courier Awards held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, Absolutely Couriers, won the clean air award for the zero-emission Eco-hub in London WC1.
Presenting the award to Absolutely CEO Stuart Godman, the Institute of Couriers Chairman Carl Lomas commented,
“Our sector embraces clean air initiatives and Absolutely have created the ultimate eco-hub in the City of London”
In making the award the IOC acknowledged that Absolutely Couriers has been instrumental in supporting TfL’s LoCITY/Clean Air campaign, passionately supporting a net-zero vision and building London’s largest, zero-emissions electric cargo bike fleet operating out of a dedicated cargo bike hub in WC1.
Absolutely’s aim in opening the first zero-emission ‘Eco Hub’ in January 2021 was to operate a pure electric fleet to demonstrate ongoing commitment to making London a cleaner, and safer place, to live and work. Absolutely has also recently partnered with Ecologi to help build a climate positive workforce. The feedback from clients and colleagues has been exceptional.
In June this year, working in partnership with CEVA Logistics, Livetts, NHS Trust, and Guys & St Thomas’ Hospital, an Absolutely electric cargo bike successfully collected medical supplies, delivered to Butlers Wharf by riverboat, for onward delivery to Guy’s Hospital. A truly pivotal time to demonstrate the power of water and zero-emission vehicles and, importantly, a desire to deliver sustainable change to make things happen!
On receiving the award at last night’s event, Stuart Godman, CEO commented,
“At Absolutely, our goal is to be a net-zero courier by 2030. With the Eco-Hub and the cargo bike fleet, we feel we have made a good start but there is much more to do. While we will continue to focus on Clean Air with further initiatives including electric mopeds, electric vans, increased pedal power circuits and more locations, we are also working with our upstream partners to drive down emissions and reduce our overall carbon footprint.”