Logistics company HAVI and Scania will implement a five-year plan to reduce carbon emissions for one of its major supply contracts across several European countries, McDonald’s – starting from Q3 this year.

HAVI aims to move away from diesel trucks and have 70 per cent of its fleet running on alternative fuels such as gas and hybrid models by 2021. Using Scania’s next generation trucks and telematics, the company believes it will cut carbon emissions by 15-40 per cent/km.

“Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey and to use our scale for good. Our work with companies like HAVI and Scania takes a proactive approach to finding and implementing more sustainable supply chain solutions, and contributes to our global supply chain and sustainability strategy,” said Macca’s global logistic director Chris Yong.

According to president of logistics at HAVI, Haluk Ilkdemirci, it is up to businesses to create change.

“Leaders in business have a responsibility to drive change. In this partnership we are setting a new standard for urban deliveries. We are not only discussing plans, but actually implementing measures here and now, to benefit the communities where we operate,” Ilkdemirci said.

CEO and president of Scania, Henrik Henriksson said the collaboration with HAVI demonstrates Scania’s commitment to provide transport business solutions.

“Undeniably, we see demand for sustainable transport solutions growing. This is an example of the kind of smart partnerships through which we can be more innovative and together accelerate the shift towards a sustainable transport system,” Henriksson said.

Additionally, HAVI and Scania are developing a truck with special equipment to collect waste such as used cooking oil, plastic materials and cardboard from restaurants for recycling. This will help drive increased recycling while reducing the transport of normal waste collections, reducing unnecessary additional kilometres and therefore further reduce CO2 impact.