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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

Monday 1st November 2021, 10:51 London

Greenyard takes electric avenue

Group commits to full-electric company car fleet as it "acts upon its purpose to improve life"

Greenyard takes electric avenue

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Greenyard has announced that it is changing its car policy to full-electric vehicles, as it looks to take an "important step" in reducing its own carbon footprint, a key element of its Sustainability Roadmap.

Amongst other ambitious sustainability targets, the company has committed to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 per cent by 2025 and to be carbon neutral by 2050, at the latest.

According to Greenyard, the step fits with its "purpose to improve life", which already starts with the healthy and sustainable nature of its products.

"It is widely accepted that fruit and vegetables have a far lower impact on nature than other food categories," the company stated. "Clearly, Greenyard is right at the heart of the transition towards more sustainable food value chains and healthy plant-based diets.

"By now moving directly towards a full electric company car fleet, Greenyard further embraces its responsibility by further lowering its own carbon footprint," it added. "Over 500 vehicles will be switched to full electric models, as from today onwards."

To ensure a smooth transition of the current car fleet towards an all-electric car fleet, Greenyard said that it would invest in related and required infrastructure, such as the installation of over 300 vehicle charging stations across its sites.

Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany will be the first countries where Greenyard moves towards 100 per cent electric vehicles.

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