NYK Logistics UK's distribution centre in Glasgow has won the company's Site Environmental Achievement Award, following an impressive entry submission.

NYK Logistics is one of the UK's leading distribution companies, employing over 2,000 employees at 40 locations nationwide. It runs its environmental awards scheme to encourage efforts above and beyond basic energy-saving good practice. Submissions are assessed and the winners chosen by Kathy Holley from the SITA Centre for Sustainable Waste Management at the University of Northampton School of Applied Science.

The Glasgow operation has achieved particular recognition for its involvement in Energy Saving Trust surveys and water-saving initiatives. Local management have investigated long-term opportunities, like feed-in tariffs for solar energy. They have also looked into low cost, quick-win savings with a 'switch off' campaign and the introduction of central recycling areas. The 'switch off' campaign for the warehouse, office and canteen lights is expected to produce an annual saving in the region of £4,000. In addition, the introduction of outside sensor lighting will provide an extra £7,300 annual saving.

Site Manager Don Malcolm commented: "We are delighted to win this award, which recognises all the hard work and ingenuity that we have dedicated to improving our environmental performance alongside our successful logistics operations here in Glasgow."

NYK Logistics staff with award

From left to right: Paul Sloan, Paul Demet, Ian Veitch, Michael Hunter, Don Malcolm (Site Manager)