Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola globally, is making the switch from road to rail to distribute its soft drinks between its manufacturing sites and third-party warehouse locations across London and Yorkshire.
When the facility is running at full capacity the change will see up to 18,000 loads of CCEP’S products, which include 2.5million cans and bottles, delivered by rail per day. retailer says this will reduce carbon emissions by almost 50%, compared to road operations.
The switch will save a total of nearly 4 million road miles per year and remove a total of 15,000 lorry journeys from some of the UK’s busiest roads. When running at full capacity 31% of CCEP’s total product volume destined for Yorkshire will now be distributed via rail.
Francisco Javier Sanchez Gandarias, Vice President Customer Service and Supply Chain, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners Great Britain said: “As a business, we know that to reduce our overall carbon emissions, we need to work with our supply chain partners to continue making meaningful strides towards our business goals. The transition from road to rail forms an important part of our This is Forward sustainability strategy and our overall roadmap to net zero, and means we can continue to meet demand for our soft drinks in a way that is more beneficial to the environment.”