Local produce distributor George Anderson & Sons are the 100th Member to join the ECOStars Edinburgh scheme.
George Anderson & Sons has been in operation for over 40 years. Now based in Macmerry East Lothian, they distribute food produce throughout Central Scotland. The company is committed to using local suppliers where possible, and in doing so limit their food miles and reduce their carbon footprint. They are joining ECOStars Edinburgh as a 3 star member and have recently acquired two new 7.5T EURO 6 vehicles.
Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport and Environment Convener, presented Mike Robertson, Transport Manager of George Anderson & Son with an inscribed glass plaque to mark their status as the 100th member of ECOStars Edinburgh along with their 3* certificate.
She said: "I am delighted to be able to present this award to our 100th member of ECOSTARS Edinburgh. This highlights the enthusiasm and commitment of fleet operators in Edinburgh to reducing the environmental impact of their vehicles in the city.
"Edinburgh was the first local authority in Scotland to join the ECOSTARS project and this demonstrates our commitment to working with fleet operators to improve their environmental performance. We have tough air quality targets to meet in the next few years and so we need operators to work with us to help reduce the emissions that their vehicles generate. I am thrilled to be welcoming our 100th member and encourage all other operators to take action now to improve our city for future generations.”