Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has announced that it plans to switch to electric vehicles across its fleet of company cars in the Netherlands by the end of 2026.
The initiative will see the transition of approximately 300 vehicles.
The move is part of sustainability initiatives that have seen CCEP’s entire third-party logistics fleet in the Netherlands transition to bio-fuel and the switch to electric forklift trucks at its Dongen manufacturing site.
These measures aim to help the company reach its net-zero emissions target by 2040.
In 2021, CCEP joined EV100, a global initiative that brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles.
It has pledged to switch all of its cars and vans to electric vehicles, or ultra-low emission vehicles, where electric vehicles are not viable by 2030.
At the end of 2022, CCEP announced the creation of the largest fleet of electric trucks in Belgium through a partnership with Renault Trucks.
It will be used for local deliveries and help cut CO2 emissions by 75% per year compared to diesel trucks.
Elsewhere, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) established a sustainability-linked supply chain finance programme in association with Rabobank in August of last year.
It will provide competitive financing linked to a number of sustainability-driven KPIs for suppliers that, when met, unlock incremental discounts against the initial funding rate and align with CCEP’s own action to reduce emissions across its value chain and reach net zero by 2040
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