Young's Seafood - Case study: Fewer transport miles
After signing FDF's transport commitment in July 2008,
Young's has been working hard with its haulier to prepare
for the inclusion of the Greener Food Transport Clause in
contracts due for renewal in May 2010.
Taking FDF's 10-point checklist, the company has been
working with its Findus Group colleagues in Sweden to create a detailed audit
for its haulier to work with as an
This 'Greener Transport Audit' has helped the haulier start
to focus on all of the wider issues of responsible transport,
including fuel efficiency, vehicle specification, delivery
scheduling, road safety and driver training. Tackling all these
issues will help build the platform to achieve 'fewer and
friendlier' food transport miles.
Young's haulier has already achieved a 7.2% improvement
in fuel efficiency from 2008 to 2009. When coupled with
improvements in vehicle fill and Youngs' ongoing review
of pallet density, this work has led to a 21.5% reduction in
the amount of CO2 produced per transport kilometre.
Last reviewed: 30 Nov 2011