Sustainability January 22, 2019
Inkga Group achieves zero emissions target for home delivery in Shanghai, a year ahead of schedule
Ingka Group has reached the target for zero emission home delivery in the inner city areas of Shanghai one year ahead of the 2020 goal. Thanks to new technology, strong collaboration with local partners and innovative ways of working, all home deliveries are now undertaken by electrical vehicles (EVs). This makes Shanghai the first city in the IKEA franchisee system to achieve EV transition, with Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York and Paris the next priorities.
Ingka Group aims for 100% of home deliveries by EV or other zero-emission solutions by 2025. In addition, the company will be part of creating infrastructure and supporting customers to move to electric vehicles, providing easy access to charging stations across all touchpoints; stores, offices and distribution centres by 2020.
“We have made a commitment to our customers to become even more affordable, convenient and sustainable. As we intend to explore city centre locations and experience a growing interest for services such as home delivery, we are increasingly conscious of our impact on air quality and people’s health. We have ambitious plans to grow but this has to be done responsibly and sustainably,” says Jesper Brodin, CEO, Ingka Group.
Ingka Group was one of the first partners to join the global initiative, EV100, in September 2018. The initiative is bringing together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electrical vehicles by 2030.
Ingka Group’s long-term targets include:
- Zero emission home deliveries, targeting five prioritized inner cities (Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York and Paris) by 2020. Shanghai achieved one year ahead of time.
- Aim for 100% of home deliveries across all 30 markets by electric vehicles (EV) or other zero-emission solutions by 2025.
- Access to charging stations for EVs across all Ingka Group touchpoints across 30 markets, such as stores, offices, and distribution centres by 2020.
- Aim to halve relative emissions from co-workers and customers travelling to Ingka Group touchpoints by 2030.
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