Asda launches first fleet of sustainable delivery vans
Asda has launched a new fleet of sustainable home delivery vans to help the supermarket drive down carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day.
The 25-strong carbon fibre fleet has a 10% improvement in miles per gallon as well as increased capacity inside. In addition, the vehicles have been insulated using 5,500 recycled plastic water bottles which has made them 300kgs lighter than the standard model.
Simon Gregg, Asda’s vice president of online grocery home shopping, said: “I’m really excited to launch this fleet of innovative and sustainable grocery home shopping vans which will make a real difference to cutting our carbon footprint.
“As a business, we are constantly looking at ways we can reduce our carbon emissions, not just because we know that sustainability is important to our customers and colleagues, but because all of us have a responsibility, and it’s just the right thing to do, making improvements wherever we can.”
The vans will be used on roads across the country and mostly in areas where drivers have to increase their mileage to reach customers in remote places.
The move is part of Asda’s pledge to reduce its scope one and two emissions by 50% by 2025. The retailer has already lowered its energy usage by 20% in stores and uses the same amount of energy as it did in 2005 despite its estate being 200% bigger.
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