Ikea: “We encourage our carriers to use alternative fuels”

Ikea: “We encourage our carriers to use alternative fuels”

Ikea has ambitious goals for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The company is aiming for a 30 percent reduction in carbon emissions in transport and services by 2020.

Scott Hemphill, Global Sustainability Developer, Ikea Transport & Services, says the home furnishing giant is encouraging carriers to use more fuel-efficient vehicles and increasingly looking at alternative fuels to reduce its carbon footprint.

“We’re already working with a lot of carriers who use alternative fuels, for example HVO, bio-methane, or different types of gas, either compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas,” he says. “But we’re starting our journey here and we need to work with more carriers, and partner with more carriers, to help us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.”

Broad range of sustainable transport solutions

Hemphill also likes the sound of hybrid technologies. “That could be very useful for us,” he says. “Deliveries to our stores usually occur in the early hours of the morning so noise could be something that we increasingly need to take into consideration in the future.”

At a recent event for customers and transport buyers, Scania unveiled the industry’s broadest range of sustainable transport solutions to selected guests who all have ambitious goals to reduce their environmental impact. Scania made it clear that it’s possible to take control and reduce carbon emissions here and now.