IKEA Finland is to reduce the carbon footprint of home deliveries by using HVO.
Since 2019, the furniture giant has been introducing renewable diesel to its home delivery vehicles in the Helsinki capital region, as well as around the town of Raisio in southwestern Finland. HVO is already used for around 25,000 home deliveries in the capital regions every year, as well as for 6,500 deliveries in the Turku region.
Using HVO, IKEA Finland will reduce its carbon footprint by up to 90% over the fuel’s lifecycle when compared to fossil-based diesel. The use of this fuel is part of IKEA’s broader sustainability strategy, which has the ultimate goal of emission-free deliveries by 2025
”We want to lead the way of sustainability also in the field of logistics. In addition to renewable fuels, home deliveries with trucks that use biogas and electricity are part of our steps towards climate positivity. Consumers also want a lower carbon footprint from their home deliveries, as well as more environmentally friendly packaging materials ‒ we want to provide this service to our customers,” says Tiina Suvanto, Sustainability Manager of IKEA Finland.
By 2025, IKEA aims to have completely emission-free home deliveries throughout the Group. IKEA has already adopted the use of electric vehicles for home deliveries in Tampere in October 2019. The use of HVO helps IKEA to reach its sustainability targets in Finland.
All solutions are needed to combat climate change
”In order to achieve Finland’s target for carbon neutrality by 2035, all solutions are needed. Reducing road transportation emissions is key for achieving the goal, and for example, logistics companies play an important role in reducing their own carbon footprint. By choosing HVO, produced from entirely renewable raw materials IKEA is able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The use of HVO also demonstrates IKEA Finland being a forerunner in value-based choices”, says Joni Pihlström, Vice President, B2B Sales at Neste.
Source: biofuels-news February 21st 2020