IKEA, one of the world’s best-known and loved home furnishing brands, aims to cut its CO2 emissions in the UAE by up to 90% on the way to its ultimate goal of emission-free deliveries by 2025.
Farjad Shah, sustainability developer of IKEA UAE, said the company has been using Neutral Fuels B100 Net Zero Biofuel in their delivery vehicles that transport goods from Jebel Ali port to its various local distribution centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
He said IKEA was hugely committed to sustainability right across the business. He said: “Discovering the ease with which we could switch to biofuel was a happy revelation for us. From one refuelling to the next, we exchanged dirty fossil fuel for clean, green biofuel without any modifications at all. We immediately became part of the solution to climate change rather than continuing as part of the problem.”
Karl Feilder, CEO of Neutral Fuels, said IKEA’s commitment was exactly what was needed from the entire corporate world.
He added: “Biofuel is the quickest and easiest way to cut carbon emissions. If every diesel engine switched to pure B100 biofuel today, we would see a direct improvement in Earth’s atmosphere as climate change started to diminish.”
According to Feilder, the transportation and logistics industries needed to mandate biofuel for use in all diesel vehicles.
He said: “With such a clear, easy and proven path away from carbon emissions, there’s no excuse for not committing to carbon neutrality as IKEA has done. “Every company needs to declare its Net Zero strategy – with the emphasis on zero. Viable alternative renewable fuels offer a direct path away from problematic fossil fuel.”
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