Watson depot wins FPS Green Award

Taking responsibility to minimise the company’s impact on the environment has led to Watson Fuels being presented with the inaugural FPS Green Award at this year’s FPS EXPO
Watson Fuels has won the inaugural FPS Green Award for its flagship Ledbury depot.  Hosted at FPS Expo in Liverpool, the FPS Green Award recognised Watson Fuels’ Ledbury depot as the best green initiative in the industry.
Watson Fuels, which designed its Ledbury depot to be the most advanced fuel distribution depot in its network, used an innovative approach that utilises both natural and advanced solutions.  The site mitigates environmental risk, reduces fuel usage and pollution, all while fitting in with its natural surroundings.
Pioneering this holistic approach, the site features an innovative reed bed, an attenuation pond to ensure water purity and help wildlife flourish, while adopting more traditional, advanced techniques.
Building a robust drainage process, and safeguarding against contamination, Ledbury also uses deep drainage gullies with interceptors, block paving with underground membrane and electric stripper pumps.
To best blend in with its surroundings, Watson Fuels also adopted an eco-friendly tree-planting initiative at the site.
“We take our responsibility to minimise our impact on the environment very seriously,” said Bob Taylor, managing director of Watson Fuels.
“Whilst this attitude is reflected at our various sites across the country, our Ledbury depot is a site of which we are particularly proud.
“Watson Fuels is always looking to implement new approaches to the challenge, and it is wonderful to be recognised by the industry in this way. As a sector we can always do more, but we are taking steps to evolve our business to the benefit of our customers and the environment.”