UK retailer Asda has announced that it has added 25 sustainable delivery vans to its fleet in a bid to lower its carbon emissions.
The new carbon fibre fleet is designed to achieve 10% better mileage per gallon of fuel, thereby reducing emissions.
The vans are insulated using 5,500 recycled plastic water bottles, making them 300 kilograms lighter than the standard model, Asda added.
'Make A Real Difference'
VP of Online Grocery Home Shopping at Asda, Simon Gregg, said, “I’m excited to launch this fleet of innovative and sustainable grocery home shopping vans which will make a real difference in 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.”
Focus On Remote Areas
The vans will deliver goods across the country and focus on remote areas such as parts of the East Coast.
The initiative is a part of Asda’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions across its operations.
The retailer has already reduced its energy consumption by 20% in stores, which is the same amount of energy it used in 2005, despite a 200% increase in the size of its estate.