Lightfoot’s emission-reducing technology secures spot in the Global Good Awards final

We’re delighted to announce that Lightfoot has succeeded in making it through to the finals of the internationally renowned 2022 Global Good Awards. Rewarding businesses big or small for their responsible and sustainable practices, these prestigious awards attract applicants from across the globe.

Past Global Good Awards winners include the likes of Canon, ITV, Unilever, Barclays, Samsung, KPMG, DPD, Aviva, Octopus Energy, and many other international businesses.

Lightfoot has reached the final five organisations in the Best Product of the Year category. This category is aimed at products that are innovative and whose design and innovation serves a sustainable, social, and/or environmental purpose. This is the second shortlisting in as many weeks for Lightfoot, as our business is also up for the Fleet Safety Product of the Year at the Brake UK Fleet Champions Awards.

This year, the Global Good Awards have received their highest number of entrants from the widest global spread in its history, resulting in many hundreds of organisations vying for success.

Lightfoot has been recognised for our advanced driver coaching technology, which saves lives, money, and the planet. We’re able to do this by providing real-time feedback that guides drivers to a smoother, safer, lower emission style of driving that delivers fuel savings, and also helps businesses extend the range of EVs too.

Lightfoot’s ability to change driver behaviour has been shown to lessen the environmental impact of existing petrol and diesel fleets, reducing carbon emissions by up to 15%, at the same time as cutting vehicle idling, where vehicles are left running while stationary. This not only helps to prevent CO2 from being released into the atmosphere, but also reduces the levels of NOx and other harmful particulates that are produced. Our technology also extends EV range by up to 15% through the adoption of a more uniform style of driving amongst vehicle users and increases battery life through less frequent charging, helping to improve the environmental benefits of electric vehicles.

Examples of Lightfoot’s positive impact include reducing Asda’s annual CO2 emissions across its 3000 grocery delivery vans by more than 2400 tonnes, and across Tesco’s 5000+ fleet by more than 7000 tonnes.

Karen Sutton, Founder of the Global Good Awards, commented: “Every year the Global Good Awards goes from strength to strength, with entries coming in from businesses and organisations around the world. To make it to the shortlisting stage is no small achievement and requires entrants to demonstrate the positive difference that they are making through their actions, initiatives, and innovations both to the environment and to the wellbeing of citizens around the globe.”

Karen added: “We look forward to revealing the winners later this year at our awards ceremony on 13th October. We salute all those that have made it through the rigorous independent judging process to get through to the finals. Our finalists are truly raising the bar in all aspects of sustainability.”

Paul Hollick, Managing Director of Lightfoot, commented: “It’s a huge privilege to have been selected as one of the five finalists for the Best Product of the Year award out of hundreds of nominees from across the globe. The Global Good Awards has become one of the top accolades any business could hope for, and past winners include some of the leading names in the automotive industry, such as Polestar.”

Paul adds: “Our nomination reflects the social and environmental innovations offered by our self-managing, driver-focused technology. Lightfoot not only delivers significant carbon reductions in traditional ICE fleets, but more efficient EV fleets too, all while keeping drivers and other motorists safer through the adoption of a less aggressive, more mindful style of driving. That’s why our technology is driving change for the better, one mile at a time, and it’s why we’ve also been shortlisted for Fleet Safety Product of the Year at the Brake UK Fleet Champions Awards.”