IKEA, Unilever and DPD commit to zero-emission truck fleets by 2040

IKEA, Unilever, DPD, Maersk, and JSW Steel are committing to rolling out zero-emission electric truck fleets by 2040.

The companies are joining EV100+, a new transport leadership commitment to electrify fleets, launched today by international non-profit organisation The Climate Group.

“The key to accelerating the deployment of zero-emission trucks is to collaborate confidently across the transport industry and create clarity on the direction,” said says Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschöld, sustainability manager, supply chain pperation, IKEA Supply AG. “The electrification of transport plays a big role in phasing out fossil fuels in the IKEA supply chain.”

She continued: “We are joining EV100+ to magnify the movement toward sustainable transport. It is urgent and doable."

Each of the five businesses have pledged to transition their fleet of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, known as medium- and heavy-duty vehicles (MHDVs), to zero-emission by 2040 in OECD markets, China, and India.

IKEA said that its goal is to become climate positive by 2030.

"As a big transport buyer with more than two million shipments per year, IKEA has the responsibility to reduce its emissions and also the opportunity to show the way and speed up the decarbonisation of the transport industry," said the company.

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