Ann Beddoes, ECO Stars Scheme Manager, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
“ECO Stars really is an exemplar of collaborative working between the public and private sector. It has proved to be an effective tool for local authorities to communicate with commercial fleet operators and I would encourage other local authorities to consider running the scheme.”
Jerry Stewart, Director at Eagle Couriers, Scotland
“We are delighted to have been awarded a five star rating in our ongoing drive to improve efficiency and reduce emissions.
That said, we’ve taken on board a practical road map of recommendations and this improvement will enhance our commitment to our ISO 14001: 2004 Environmental Management System.”
Environmental Manager, Northern Joinery Limited
“Northern Joinery manufacture, deliver and install staircases. We do not make anything else, that’s why we can dedicate our time to making the best quality staircases.
We constantly strive to develop ways to improve our environmental credentials, for this reason we joined ECO Stars. This opportunity to assess our vehicles not only benefits us as a company but to the wider environment.”
Iris Coghill, Environmental Manager, Dundee City Council
“ECO Stars has been a real win win for Dundee. We’ve been delighted with the response from operators, and see it as an ideal mechanism for engagement with the freight community. There’s economic benefits for participants, and of course air quality benefits for the city of Dundee. We’ve been so impressed that we’ve applied for and secured funding for the scheme to be renewed, and expanded to cover taxis.”
Andrew Gillah, Principal Environmental Protection Officer (Air Quality), City of York Council
“ECO Stars is an excellent way to achieve positive engagement with hard to reach groups such as coach operators and road hauliers whose diesel vehicle fleets contribute significantly towards air quality issues in York.”
Peter Evans, Liverpool City Region Freight Co-ordinator, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
“The Port of Liverpool is of key economic importance to the North West. As the Port expands and freight traffic increases, existing air quality problems are only set to worsen unless action is taken. In my view, ECO Stars can help through partnership working with operators to improve their fleets – an approach in keeping with the City Region’s philosophy of co-operation with the freight industry to promote sustainable development.”