It’s another demonstration of our absolute commitment to reducing emissions across our operations. We’re replacing our entire sales vehicle fleet across Australia and New Zealand with hybrid electric vehicles.
The existing fleet of nearly 200 conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles will be retired by 2022, to be replaced with energy-efficient Toyota RAV4 Hybrids, reducing harmful carbon emissions attributed to Frucor Suntory’s sales fleet by an estimated 13%.
The new fleet of RAV4 GLX Hybrids features Toyota’s new Hybrid Synergy Technology – allowing savings of approximately 300 tonnes of emissions each year for the business.
Implementing a sustainable packaging strategy continues to be a priority, and while this work rolls out, we’re looking to other measures to reduce emissions and reduce environmental impacts.
Our Toitū Envirocare certification allows us to comprehensively track carbon emissions, including where they originate, and track emissions reduction measures.
Head of Sustainability Ben Walkley says Toitū Envirocare provides a clear pathway for a continual improvement and review process.
“From the outset, our ambition was to take a long-term view of sustainability. We wanted to invest in a process that would meet our determination to play our part in supporting New Zealand’s path to carbon neutrality by 2050.
“Things like replacing our entire sales fleet with low-emissions vehicles not only help us to reduce our carbon footprint, they are also sound business decisions that help to reduce overall operating costs.”