Tesco plans to equip 137 truck and trailer units with more environmentally friendly refrigeration units this year.
The new units are a mix of Thermo King triple temperature SLXe Spectrum and dual temp T1000 Spectrum units which are designed for low emissions and low noise.
It aims to become a zero carbon retailer by 2050. To achieve this, in 2007 it launched the “F Plan” strategy to limit the distribution emissions per case of goods delivered.
Since the introduction of the “F Plan” in the UK, Tesco has saved 56 million litres of diesel, nearly 150,000 tonnes of CO2 and taken 117 million miles off the road. At the beginning of 2012 Tesco set a long term target to reduce carbon emissions per case delivered by 25 per cent by 2020 against a baseline of 2011/12.