New sustainable fleet servicing NHS trusts across England rolled out

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NHS Supply Chain logistics provider, Unipart Logistics is enhancing its fleet of sustainable vehicles across the UK to help reduce its carbon emissions. 

The new vehicles which produce a lower level of carbon emissions, are being rolled out for use within the NHS Supply Chain.

The new fleet allows for a reduction of 2.1 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle per year, and the engines are HVO ready and can be run on Hydro treated vegetable oil. A significant proportion of the manufacturing of the fleet has been undertaken in the UK.

The sustainable vehicles are the latest addition to NHS Supply Chain’s transport fleet, supporting a 200 strong last mile fleet delivering to NHS trusts.

Claire Salmon, Category Tower Director, NHS Supply Chain said: “We are evolving our entire fleet as part of our sustainability and carbon reduction commitments within Unipart, and as a provider to the NHS Supply Chain. The additional benefits of increasing fuel efficiency and having an HVO ready fleet, as well as introducing other safety specifications as standard truly demonstrates the ‘delivering value to the NHS’ brand on the fleet is more than just a logo.”

Andrew New, CEO, NHS Supply Chain, stated: “As NHS Supply Chain, we are trusted by our stakeholders to deliver clinically assured, value for money products that meet the needs of our NHS colleagues and patients.”

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