Albert Heijn to supply all shops and customers emission-free by 2030

Dutch retail chain Albert Heijn wants to reduce its CO2 emissions and is expanding its fleet of electric vehicles. The goal is to supply all shops and customers in the Netherlands and Belgium with zero emissions by 2030.

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Albert Heijn already has 74 electric trucks and 250 electric delivery vans in the Netherlands, making it the country’s largest fleet of electric vehicles. The vehicles can be recharged at ten charging hubs with 270 charging stations.

The decisive factor is that more cities are now connected to the electric delivery network. After The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, and Utrecht, the shops in Gouda, Leiden, and Delft are now also being supplied with electric vehicles. In the second half of 2024, another ten cities will be added: Amersfoort, Assen, Nijmegen, Maastricht, Zwolle, Deventer, Tilburg, Dordrecht, Apeldoorn, and Eindhoven.

The supermarket supplies more than 200 shops and thousands of customers every week with all-electric vehicles via its delivery service, and the number is growing daily. The company is also continuing to expand its fleet of electric trucks. The number will increase from 74 to 100 by the end of the year and to 180 electric trucks by the end of 2024.

Albert Heijn is also investing in its own energy generation. At the heart of this are 50,000 solar panels on the roofs of distribution centres, shopping centres and shops. To have a completely CO2-free energy chain, it is necessary to purchase energy from new sustainable sources. Albert Heijn is thus also working on initiatives to reduce emissions of its own operations and those of its suppliers. Therefore, Albert Heijn will source a large part of its future sustainable energy needs from a wind farm in the North Sea. (in Dutch)


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