Nestlé has switched 75% of its owned fleet of trucks from diesel to Bio-LNG in a move designed to help the company become net zero by 2050.
The transition will see all Nestlé’s food and drink products being delivered around the UK and Ireland using Bio-LNG.
The food manufacturer said the move to Bio-LNG had taken several years to deliver, due to the complex nature of the delivery network.
Sally Wright, Head of Delivery at Nestlé UK and Ireland, said: “Running a network to ensure goods are transported around the country in a timely and efficient manner, while reducing our carbon footprint, is a complicated task.
“Considerations such as the refuelling facilities of Bio-LNG, the weight of the goods the trucks carry and the range restrictions of alternate fuels, has meant that every step of the journey needs to be meticulously planned. We’ve worked with a number of partners in order to make the change and collaboration has been key. We wouldn’t have been able to get these trucks on the road without industry collaboration,” added Wright.
The company said its logistics team is also working with haulage partners to help them transition to alternative fuels and with customers and other manufacturers to increase the amount of product on each vehicle.
Over the next two years, the remaining fleet of Nestlé owned trucks at the end of their commercial life will be replaced with trucks using alternative fuels to diesel.
Wright praised the logistics team’s achievement and added: “I am extremely pleased we have been able to make this transition and reveal the new, more sustainable trucks now and look forward to even more of them of the road in the near future.”