British Gypsum are reducing their vehicle-based CO2 emissions by utilising a rail service between their Kirkby Thore works in Cumbria and customers in central Scotland.
The service will see 24 rail-adapted containers transported a day, removing approximately 1.76m lorry miles every year.
And with around 80% less CO2 emissions than equivalent road transport, the rail service really is the greener option. Plus, say the company, it will help secure the future of the Settle to Carlisle railway line.
Kirkby Thore operations manager Douglas Kinnear commented: “British Gypsum is one of the companies leading the drive for sustainability in the construction industry, and the work we are doing at Kirkby Thore is just one of a number of projects currently underway to reduce our impacts on the environment.”