HAVI and Scania accelerate drive for green supply chain for McDonald’s in Spain
As key players in the McDonald’s supply chain, HAVI and Scania are responding to growing consumer demands for more sustainable transports. In Spain, the companies are accelerating the five-year roadmap that aims to cut CO2 emissions from the restaurant chain’s delivery vehicles.
HAVI Spain plans to add 14 gas-fueled vehicles to deliver product to McDonald’s restaurants from HAVI’s distribution centers in Madrid and Barcelona, by the end of this year. Twelve of them run on LNG and two run on CNG. Previously HAVI Spain had two CNG trucks making the new total 16 gas trucks.
The trucks are designed to significantly reduce carbon emissions in cities. With gas engines, the McDonald’s supply chain is also able to incorporate renewable natural gas in the future, enabling possible reductions of CO2emissions by up to 90 percent.
Equipped with low-noise engine and cooling equipment, the trucks are also much quieter than conventional delivery vehicles, helping to further reduce the impact of urban deliveries. In Madrid, the vehicles will be fitted with special electrically-driven cooling equipment to cut carbon emissions and noise levels even further.
In March 2018, McDonald’s became the first restaurant company in the world to address global climate change by setting a verified target by the Science Based Target initiative to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
“Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey and to use our scale for good,” said John Alves, Managing Director, McDonald’s Spain. “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.”