As key players in the McDonald’s supply chain, HAVI and Scania are responding to growing consumer demands for more sustainable transports. In Spain, the companies are accelerating the five-year roadmap that aims to cut CO2 emissions from the restaurant chain’s delivery vehicles.

McDonald’s logistics network transports food products more than 250 million miles every year.

As well as ensuring thousands of products arrive at McDonald’s restaurants each day safely and in the best condition, McDonald’s is committed to work with its suppliers and their partners to minimize the environmental footprint on its logistics activities.

HAVI Spain plans to add 14 gas-fueled vehicles to deliver product to McDonald’s restaurants from HAVI’s distribution centers in Madrid and Barcelona, by the end of this year. 12 of them run on liquified natural gas (LNG) and two run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Previously HAVI Spain had two CNG trucks making the new total 16 gas trucks.

The HAVI-Scania greener fuels roadmap aligns directly with Plan MOVALT Infraestructura, the Spanish government scheme that promotes the transition of road transport fleets to low-emission vehicles. 

John Alves, Managing Director, McDonald’s Spain, says: “Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey. Our work with companies like HAVI and Scania takes a proactive approach to finding and implementing more sustainable supply chain solutions, and contributes to our global supply chain and sustainability strategy.”

Source: SCANIA