Unilever proceeds on sustainability path

Unilever proceeds on sustainability path

Unilever has announced a new logistics policy combining sustainable growth and clever savings. The world’s third largest producer of consumer goods wants to reduce its truck kilometres by 200 million kilometres each year – 1.3 times the distance from the earth to the sun.

40% CO2 reduction by 2020

With financial aid from the European Union, Unilever takes up the challenge to scale back the number of trucks on European roads. Distances should be reduced by 200 million kilometres – of which 2.5 million should be achieved in Belgium and 23 million in the UK. CO2 efficiency should improve by 40% by 2020 to compensate for the higher number of vehicles that is expected to result from future growth.

 

Unilever wants to fulfil these ambitions by optimizing its network of transport hubs and using cutting edge technology to maximize the load efficiency of the trucks in use.

 

Traffic and environmental issues

All these efforts stem from the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan and should tackle environmental issues as well as traffic congestion, Although the president of Unilever Europe, Jan Zijderveld, has an eye for the business benefits as well: “The long-term savings will help us become even more efficient and cost effective.”

 

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