Transport is a key contributor to our carbon footprint and we seek to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced by our distribution operations.
Walgreens supports SmartWay program
Walgreens is a member of the SmartWay program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which helps Walgreens work toward more cost-effective and environmentally efficient freight transportation.
By optimizing routes to be more efficient and creating more effective ways to decrease empty miles when no product was being hauled, Walgreens distribution transportation was able to reduce its overall carbon footprint by 4,000 metric tons in fiscal year 2015.
Alliance Healthcare Netherlands introduces new company car policy
Alliance Healthcare Netherlands introduced a new company car policy to reduce the carbon emissions of its company vehicles.
Alliance Healthcare Netherlands introduced a new company car policy to reduce the carbon emissions of its company vehicles. New vehicles meet requirements including a diesel-fuel only policy and a minimum energy rating. Drivers are also obliged to follow an e-learning driver course to optimize fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and to improve general driving capabilities to reduce the risk of damage to vehicles.
Fleet management at the business has also adopted these requirements into its fleet policy.
Alliance Healthcare France continues eco-driving program
For several years, the reduction of CO2 emissions has been a major challenge for Alliance Healthcare France. A big effort has been made across the business and the procurement team has worked hard to evolve its purchase policy in order to ensure its fleet is made up of more environmentally-friendly vehicles.
In the three years since the program began (1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015), CO2 emissions have been reduced by 25 percent and fuel consumption has been reduced by around 20 percent.