If we want to protect the environment, people and businesses around the world need to make an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. That is exactly what IKEA in Canada is currently trying to do by implementing a plan to have zero-emission deliveries by the year 2025.
Currently, the popular retail corporation in Canada has partnered with Second Closet, which is a logistics and delivery company. Second Closet has purchased 15 electric heavy-duty trucks in order to make deliveries of their products. Moreover, these 5-tonne electric trucks were purchased from Lion Electric in St. Jerome.
With the current global pandemic forcing people to favor shopping online instead of in-person at retail stores, there are far more deliveries being made. Unless measures are taken to prevent an increase in carbon emissions, this could contribute to a worsening climate situation. By using zero-emission electric delivery trucks, IKEA Canada is on track to reach their goals of zero-emission deliveries in four years’ time.
Currently, these trucks will allow the retail giant to deliver for their locations in Boucherville in Quebec, Etobicoke in Ontario, and Richmond. And this accounts for 20% of their goals when it comes to creating a carbon emission-free delivery service for their customers.
At this point, it’s important that corporations make moves to be more eco-conscious. This includes actions ranging from investing in green buildings to creating products using recycling materials; and of course, purchasing electric vehicles for deliveries. If action is taken by all large corporations, it could make a significant difference.