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Stef first haulier in Ile-de-France to renew environmental commitment

Paris, France: This week Stef renewed its charter to reduce CO2 emissions from its road transport activities in France for another three-year period (2012-2014).

Stef signed the agreement with the Préfecture and Environment and Energy Management Agency of Ile-de-France to extend the agreement.

Stef exceeded its commitments under the first charter and bBetween 2009 and 2011 made significant progress on the goal lines monitored by the charter with an 11.42% reduction of its CO2 emissions per tonne km: the initial target was  7%.
With the signing of this second charter, Stef has set a new target: an 8% reduction of its CO2 emissions per tonne km.

To reach these targets, STEF will strengthen its programs to train drivers, modernise its fleet, control fuel consumption, improve the fill rates of its trucks and optimise its logistics schemes. The group will also continue to promote alternative modes to road transport.

Key targets are:

  • 100% of its fleet with Euro 5 engines since 2011
  • 92% of drivers trained in eco driving to make them feel responsible for the environment
  • 63% of drivers trained in good practices specific to temperature controlled transport
  • 87% of the road tractor fleet equipped with robotic gearboxes
  • 63% of the road tractor fleet equipped with automatic recording of fuel consumption data
  • 16% of refrigerated bodies equipped with load sensors for a precise record of empty mileage

Jean-Marc Bruère, deputy managing director for the transport division of Stef said: “The renewed commitment under the objective CO2 charter comes naturally to the group. With its commitment to sustainable development, Stef plays a pioneering role in the temperature controlled food transport and logistics sector. The group has always looked to innovation to search for and find more efficient and environmentally friendly solutions”.

The charter of voluntary commitments to cut CO2 emissions agreed by freight carriers was developed in 2008 by the national Department for the Environment, Energy, Sustainable Development and Planning and the Environment and Energy Management Agency, in consultation with the French transport organisations FNTR and TLF.