IKEA Malaysia introduces EVs for last-mile deliveries
By Sustainability Matters May 16, 2023
- Aims for 100% of home deliveries in EVs or other sustainable solutions by 2030
- To fix charging stations at all stores by 2025 as part of climate positive efforts
IKEA Malaysia has revealed their inaugural electric vehicle (EV) for last-mile deliveries. This new addition to their fleet will serve the Petaling District, catering to IKEA Damansara's needs beginning in May 2023.
As online shopping and speedy deliveries become increasingly popular, road transport has significantly contributed to transportation emissions in Malaysia. To address this issue, IKEA Malaysia plans to expand its electric vehicle fleet in the coming year and transition to more sustainable transport solutions. Malaysia's transportation sector is the third most significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, with road transport being the largest sub-sector.
"At IKEA Malaysia, we want to make our home furnishing solutions accessible to more Malaysians, in more sustainable ways. So, we are excited to introduce our first EV for last-mile deliveries and take the first step in meeting our ambition of making 100% of our home deliveries in EVs or other sustainable transport solutions by 2030. Our aim globally is to reduce more greenhouse gas emissions than the IKEA value chain emits, while growing the business. Decarbonising how we transport products to customers will contribute in meeting our global climate positive commitments," shares Malcolm Pruys (pic), Country Retail Director of IKEA Malaysia.
IKEA Malaysia has taken several sustainability initiatives, such as introducing a plant-based menu to promote healthy and sustainable living, launching an improved food waste reduction program, and eliminating the use of plastic bags. To promote sustainable living and encourage customers to switch to sustainable transportation, IKEA Malaysia plans to install charging stations at all their stores by 2025.
"At IKEA, we continue to search for more sustainable ways of working. But we can't reach our goals alone. Hence, we are excited to be working with like-minded partners in this journey and together contribute to Malaysia's efforts to transition into a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy," Malcolm adds.
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