Iceland trials low carbon measures for distribution

Deeside, Wales: Iceland has reduced its operational carbon footprint by 74% since 2011 through various cost and energy-saving measures.

Iceland is on target to become carbon neutral by the end of 2042, eight years ahead of the UK government target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Iceland’s carbon emission reduction measures include trialing electric and hybrid vehicles.

Iceland is working with its logistics supplier XPO Logistics to test electric vehicles for inner-city deliveries in 2021. Iceland is also exploring increased insultation in reefer trailers, direct driven electric fridges and solar power for trailers fridges.

Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “Like Iceland, XPO has a purpose-driven approach to sustainability.

“We believe that climate change is best addressed by the coordinated actions of businesses, governments and civil society. We are delighted to be working closely with Iceland in exploring innovative approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chain.”

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