Spreitenbach AG – IKEA Switzerland has acquired delivery vehicles with electric drive for the first time. By the end of 2025, the delivery service to customers’ homes is to become completely emission-free.
IKEA Schweiz AG, headquartered in Spreitenbach, has put 20 electric delivery vehicles into operation. The Swedish furniture chain plans to double the number of vehicles by the end of the year, according to a media release.
Accordingly, IKEA Switzerland aims to “achieve a completely emission-free home delivery service” by the end of 2025. This measure is intended to contribute to IKEA’s overarching sustainability goal of becoming a climate-positive company by 2030. This means that the company will then be able to reduce more greenhouse gas emissions than the IKEA value chain emits.
“We are proud to introduce our first electric delivery vehicles, bringing us closer to our goal of a completely zero-emission delivery service,” Franziska Barmettler, head of sustainability at IKEA Switzerland, is quoted as saying in the media release. He said the company was working “resolutely every day to achieve the most positive effect possible on our environment and climate in all areas of business.”
Until now, IKEA Switzerland has relied on climate-neutral parcel delivery through service partners such as Quickpac. This is reported to reduce annual CO2 emissions by 400 tons.
In addition to reducing the company’s own emissions of climate-damaging greenhouse gases, the furniture store chain also wants to offer its customers solutions for a more sustainable everyday life. This is to include products made from recycled material as well as solar panels and heat pumps. ce/ko