Coca-Cola European Partners (CCEP) has joined The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, which brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
CCEP has announced that it has committed to switch all of its cars and vans to EVs, or ultra-low emission vehicles where EVs are not viable, by 2030.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from CCEP’s car fleet and vans make up approximately 17% of the company’s total Scope 1 emissions, according to CCEP.
Currently, only 5% of CCEP’s cars and vans are EVs or plug-in hybrid vehicles. Through EV100, CCEP will work to transition all of the approximately 8,000 cars and vans in its light vehicle fleet, as well as half of the approximately 700 heavy goods vehicles it uses in Belgium and Germany.
The commitment follows the launch of CCEP’s new climate strategy, which includes the ambition to reach net zero emissions by 2040, a goal which is being supported by a €250 million investment.
The company has also established a new science-based target to reduce GHG emissions across its value chain by 30% by 2030 (compared with 2019).
Joe Franses, VP, sustainability at CCEP, said: “This represents another important milestone along CCEP’s journey to a low carbon business. We have made a commitment to reduce GHG emissions across our entire value chain by 30% by 2030 (versus 2019), and the transition to electric vehicles is crucial to achieving our 2040 net zero ambition.
“We are proud to use our voice to support EV100 in accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and making electric transport the new normal by 2030.”
Head of EV100, Sandra Roling, added: “We’re delighted that CCEP are joining the EV100 initiative. As such a notable brand, with a significant presence all over Europe, they will be helping to make electric transport the new normal as part of their commitment. We look forward to working with CCEP closely.”
CCEP says that it will also support employees by offering workplace vehicle charging, as well as by making it easier for them to charge electric vehicles at home, at work and on the go.
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