THE Co-op has committed to fully replacing its home delivery vans with electric vehicles by 2025.
The convenience multiple unveiled its electric vehicles on 10 December, with the fleet initially servicing stores in Hebden Bridge, Holmfirth and Hove. Stores in Ryde, Isle of Wight and Whitby are expected to take delivery of electric vehicles early this year.
Co-op’s electric vehicle pledge forms part of a larger environmental commitment. The Co-op is a signatory of the UN’s ‘Our Only Future’ campaign, and now uses only 100% renewable electricity across all of its food stores, offices and funeral homes.
Chris Conway, head of ecommerce at Co-op said: “Our focus is to continue to innovate and look for new and better ways to do business in our communities and to expand access to our products and services.
“In addition to offering quality and value quickly, easily and conveniently, we need to do this sustainably, and by replacing all our own home delivery vehicles and working collaboratively with partners with shared values we can ensure we further reduce greenhouse gas emissions, something which is essential if we are to have a healthy and sustainable natural environment to pass on to future generations.”