Sustainable transport is our responsibility
“We believe it is our responsibility as market leader in agricultural transport to limit our own CO2 emissions and thus reduce our ecological footprint. We are in constant dialog with our partners to make our services more sustainable,” says Dennis Wetenkamp, CEO of AB Texel Group. “In the coming years, we will try to switch as much of our transport as possible to renewable fuels in order to drastically reduce our CO2 emissions, with the ultimate goal of 0% CO2 emissions in 2050.”
Sustainable partnership with PepsiCo
AB Texel Group has been transporting potatoes for PepsiCo for many years, including in the United Kingdom. Particularly in challenging transitions such as this green transition, partnerships with customers are essential. The challenges are simply too great to tackle without cooperation with partners in the chain.
Simon Devaney, Sustainability Director, PepsiCo UK & Ireland said: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to tackle our carbon footprint and the move to HVO for all our potato deliveries to Leicester, the home of Walkers, is a significant step. HVO fuel plays an important role in helping us to accelerate the decarbonisation of our transport activities.”
A total of 800,000 liters of HVO will be transported to the Leicester site of PepsiCo UK by 2023, saving approximately 2,650 tonnes of CO2 per year. HVO is a fossil-free alternative to diesel and is made from vegetable oil and residual waste. Compared to diesel, HVO100 generates 80% less CO2 emissions.