How we are reducing our energy consumption
Solar panels, well-insulated premises and carefully planned transports. At first glance, it doesn’t look particularly difficult. However, taking into account how many properties we have and how many transports we run, it is actually a huge task – and an equally great opportunity.
Solar panels on our properties
Our terminals, with their long, flat roofs, are perfect for installing a great many solar panels in order to generate our own electricity.
For example, on the roof of our terminal in Norrköping, we have already installed one of the biggest roof-mounted solar PV plants in the Nordic region – the 45,000 sqm of solar panels corresponds to six football pitches.
Fully 83 percent of the electricity used in our buildings already comes from renewable sources – “green electricity” as it is known. Two percent of this electricity comes from our own solar panels; in 2022 our solar PV installations generated 1,789 kWh.
We are focusing on using less – and primarily cleaner (green) – energy in all our premises. LED lighting, improved temperature control and promotion of a change in behavior among our employees are other important initiatives.
We can also save energy in our logistics operations by carefully planning and synchronizing the routes for our transports and optimizing capacity utilization.
Another approach to improving logistics efficiency is “cross-docking” – which helps reduce both emissions and costs. This entails having the majority of incoming goods reloaded directly onto an outgoing transport, known as a “fixed route vehicle”. Using this system also reduces the need for warehousing.
We are focusing on fossil-free vehicles
By 2030 at the latest, all our transport assignments – including those we commission – are to be handled by fossil-free vehicles.