IKEA CEO Jesper Brodin has announced all home deliveries will be made by electric vehicles by 2025 as part of the company’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next eight years.
The retail giant already delivers 25% of customer purchases by EVs as far back as June 2021, but by 2025, all customer deliveries and services across 30 markets will use electric vehicles (EVs) or “other zero-emission solutions”.
Since 2009, IKEA has invested nearly $2.9 billion into wind and solar projects. The company owns 575 wind turbines, 20 solar parks, and 935,000 solar panels. As of 2018, more than 75% of the IKEA stores had electric vehicle charging points, and in 2021, nearly 90% of IKEA Industry was already powered by renewable energy.
“In some regions, maybe there will be some challenges where we need to push a bit harder on that, but by 2025, customers should be able to get electrical from IKEA when it comes to deliveries,” said Brodin.
IKEA plans to reach 6.5 billion euros in investments by 2030 as part of efforts to increase the use of renewable energy across its supply chain.
Amazon has also announced they have begun its electric delivery vehicle rollout across a number of U.S. cities by the end of this year, and 100,000 vehicles across the U.S. by 2030.
IKEA state they are committed to becoming net zero latest 2050, and becoming climate positive by 2030. They plan to achieve this through a combination of emission reductions through their value chain, and offsets in the form of carbon sinks such as land, plants, and products.
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