The Belgian distributor has pledged to produce zero emissions across its entire freight transport chain by 2035. Alongside electricity, hydrogen will play a key role within the company by logistics processes and transport activities.
The distributor intends to invest in zero-emission vehicles, both for its own transport to the stores and for the transport carried out by its suppliers to the distribution centers. By 2030, Colruyt aims to further reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions by 42%.
Colruyt intends to achieve this goal through complementary technologies. First, vehicles equipped with electric batteries but also with hydrogen engines will be necessary to make the transition.
Currently, the distribution group emits the equivalent of 87,547 tonnes of CO2 per year. Just over a quarter comes from the fuel consumption of its own fleet (23,797 tonnes of CO2). The other 60,000 tons come from the transport of goods carried out by service providers driving for the group.