Gist lorry

Logistics specialist Gist has announced it has converted to 100 per cent renewable electricity as it looks to reduce its carbon emissions.

The company, which supplies a wide range of grocery and foodservice businesses including M&S, Tesco and Morrisons, reported that zero-emission electricity is now being used to power its temperature-controlled distribution centres across the UK.

The move will reduce emissions by more than 6,000 tonnes of CO2 each year, Gist said, adding that it forms part of its wider plans to reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

Chief executive Michael Chambers said: “Gist is working hard to minimise the impact of our business on the environment through the efficient use of energy and resources. By investing in zero-emission electricity to power our UK-wide network of chilled warehouses, we are reducing our carbon footprint.

'This investment sits alongside our ongoing green initiatives including the use of Euro 6 vehicles, driver telematics and ammonia glycol refrigeration, all of which reduce our fuel and energy use.'