Can delivery vehicles help take climate action?
Ocado, an online supermarket, in collaboration with TRIPL, a Danish energy group, is seeking to reduce the impact that their delivery vehicles have on the environment by changing them to CO2 neutral vehicles. This is part of their aim to cut their carbon footprint, reduce congestion and keep noise levels to a minimum in residential areas.
Exhaust emissions can be extremely detrimental to our environment. Air pollution causes the quality of our air to decrease which in turn increases the number of possible health problems we are subjected to. Furthermore, with transport accounting for around a quarter of UK’s greenhouse gas emissions it’s not only our health that is being adversely affected, but it’s also the environment that surrounds us too.
In March 2017, Ocado launched its new delivery vehicles that are powered only by electricity. The impact of such means that their vehicles are no longer emitting carbon and nitrogen dioxide thus they are mitigating their contribution to air pollution and cutting their carbon footprint.
The new vehicles will not only enable Ocado to operate in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way but will also innovate and enhance the customer experience. All of which, is helping them to achieve their aim of becoming the UK’s most environmentally-friendly supermarket.
This story shows how Ocado supports Goal 13: Climate Action, specifically Target 13.3: “Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.”
Founded in 2000, Ocado is a British online supermarket. They have no stores and deliver directly from warehouses. With over 580,000 customers they are the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer.
Learn more about Ocado and TRIPL.