Reducing emissions in our distribution network
22 May 2014
This year, we have made strong progress in reducing carbon emissions per case delivered and remain on track towards our 2020 reduction target of 25% compared with 2011.
Our distribution team continues to drive innovation in fuel efficiency and emissions reduction across our operating markets. By purchasing our own freight fleet in Malaysia, we can now use larger and more efficient lorries. This will enable us to reduce the number of trips we make by over 8,000 a year.
In Thailand, we are opening new distribution centres so that we can transport products to our customers more efficiently. Our new Khon Kaen regional distribution centre alone will allow us to reduce the distance driven by our trucks by 400,000 kilometres each week.
Europe we are utilising different modes of transport to maximise efficiency. For example, the products we source from Poland are now shipped directly to the UK, rather than travelling by road. Similarly, for products from Turkey we are using sea and rail transport to help bring them to the UK. These improvements to our European freight network are helping us to save 4.3 million kilometres per year.