In 2019, our Food Business Unit made transport more sustainable by implementing important initiatives. By partnering with a historic supplier of logistics services, we introduced low-impact vehicles fuelled by LNG (Liquified Natural Gas), which has far lower solid residues from combustion than diesel, thus reducing the environmental impact on the atmosphere.
These LNG-powered vehicles were commissioned in April, allowing a reduction of 7 tonnes a year in CO2 emissions, in addition to a 95% reduction in PM10 emissions compared to the latest-generation Euro 6 vehicles.
Currently, two LNG-powered vehicles are being used, but our objective is to increase the fleet in the coming years. We have also studied the optimisation of transport between our facilities, with the goal of moving only fully loaded vehicles and reducing the number of deliveries, with a consequent reduction in emissions into the atmosphere.
With the opening of the new logistics centre for adhesive products in Greffern (Germany), activities are now grouped together in a state-of-the-art facility, designed to make logistics and order picking processes more efficient, together with a new warehouse management system.
The design includes energy-saving measures, such as LED lighting, roof and sidewall insulation, installation of a heat pump for heating, and forklift trucks powered by a highly efficient lithium-ion battery system.