XPO has joined its long-term partner, Mazda UK, to work towards cutting CO₂ emissions from Mazda’s parts distribution network.
David Wilson Green, Customer Service Director, Mazda UK said: “At Mazda, we are working to reduce CO₂ emissions across our business, and it’s great to see the work XPO Logistics is doing to help reduce emissions in our UK supply chain. We are pleased that both companies share the same ethos of reducing the carbon footprint of their businesses.”
In the UK and Ireland, the XPO has said that it has a distribution fleet of 200 trucks running on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). HVO is a renewable fuel produced from vegetable oil or used cooking oil.
HVO-powered trucks emit up to 90% less CO₂ than traditional diesel vehicles.
Dan Myers, Managing Director – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics said: “Over the years, Mazda and XPO have built a genuine, long-term partnership working together to successfully tackle multiple challenges from Brexit to the pandemic. When faced with such an ambitious objective as decarbonising supply chains, both organisations understood that working together was the only way to make meaningful progress. That’s why we’re working as a single, focused team to eliminate CO₂ from Mazda’s UK logistics operations.”
XPO currently uses this biofuel across nine percent of its total fleet, and it has installed a tank for HVO at its Motherwell site to make it easier to use this biofuel in more significant numbers of its vehicles.