Neste and IKEA Finland to reduce the carbon footprint of home deliveries
Finland-headed oil refiner and renewable products producer Neste Oyj and IKEA Finland, part of the global furniture retailer IKEA Group, are offering lower emission home deliveries for Finnish consumers. Since the fall of 2019, IKEA has gradually started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in its home deliveries in the Helsinki capital region and around Raisio, a town in south-western Finland.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is already used annually for almost 25 000 home deliveries in the capital region and for 6 500 deliveries in the Turku region. With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, IKEA Finland is able to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 90 percent over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel according to Neste’s life cycle emissions and emission reduction calculations, the method of which complies with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
The adoption of Neste MY Renewable Diesel is part of IKEA’s sustainability strategy which, for example, includes the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of home deliveries.
We want to lead the way of sustainability also in the field of logistics. In addition to renewable fuels, home deliveries with trucks that use biogas and electricity are part of our steps towards climate positivity. Consumers also want a lower carbon footprint from their home deliveries, as well as more environmentally friendly packaging materials ‒ we want to provide this service to our customers, said Tiina Suvanto, Sustainability Manager of IKEA Finland.
By 2025, IKEA aims to have completely emission-free home deliveries throughout the Group. IKEA has already adopted the use of electric vehicles for home deliveries in Tampere in October 2019. The use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel helps IKEA to reach its sustainability targets in Finland.
All solutions are needed
In order to achieve Finland’s target for carbon neutrality by 2035, all solutions are needed. Reducing road transportation emissions is key for achieving the goal, and for example, logistics companies play an important role in reducing their own carbon footprint. By choosing Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from entirely renewable raw materials IKEA is able to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The use of renewable diesel also demonstrates IKEA Finland being a forerunner in value-based choices, said Joni Pihlström, Vice President, B2B Sales at Neste.
Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a Finnish innovation developed by Neste. The HVO “drop-in” fuel is already available in 53 light traffic stations and in 19 heavy traffic stations in Finland.
According to Neste, nationally, already one of five Finnish diesel drivers choose its renewable fuel at stations where it is available. In the capital region stations, almost 30 percent of diesel drivers choose this alternative.