JLR renews its freight services contract with DHL Supply Chain UK for a further three years

Continuing a 15-year collaboration, JLR has signed three-year transport contract renewal with DHL and begins roll out of Electric and CNG trucks. The contract has been renewed with a major sustainability commitment from DHL to convert their entire UK core fleet in the JLR operation to alternative fuels by April 2024. This switch to alternative fuels is also taking place in JLR’s own UK fleet. Combined, these initiatives will reduce carbon emissions by 84%, saving over 8,000 tonnes of CO2e per year.

The transition to alternative fuels in the supply chain reflects both companies’ environmental goals.  As part of the company’s Reimagine strategy, JLR aims to reduce its CO2e emissions by 46% across SBTi scope 1 and 2, and by 54% across its SBTi scope 3 by 2030, leading JLR to achieve carbon net zero by 2039.

DHL will begin by replacing 30 diesel trucks with bio-CNG Scania 4×2 vehicles. The brand-new bio-CNG trucks deliver a minimum 85% reduction in carbon emissions compared to diesel and will be put into operation at the company’s two main sites, Solihull and Halewood with refuelling facilities at Erdington and Warrington. In addition, DHL will deploy a 40 tonne zero emission electric truck as part of the fleet.

DHL will also begin introducing 15.6m trailers to its JLR operation, driving down road miles by reducing the number of trips needed to carry the same load when compared with standard 13.6m trailers.

“We are delighted to continue our longstanding partnership with JLR. Together we’ve designed an industry leading roadmap to transition away from diesel to deliver major carbon savings while at the same time meeting cost efficiency targets, proving that environmental and financial ambitions can be achieved in tandem.” says Mike Bristow, Managing Director, Manufacturing Logistics, DHL Supply Chain.

Source: DHL Supply Chain