As we are all aware the world is facing a climate crisis and we all need to consider what small part we can play in helping our planet.
Vero would like to ensure that we take an active role in this and reduce our own carbon footprint, the actions we have taken so far:
- We have already sourced our own branded compostable take-away cups and lids;
- Our coffee partners will be launching biodegradable coffee capsules in September;
- We have already began the process of identifying a suitable electric vehicle for our Service Department. This may take some time due to range and load capacity but the technology is not very far away.
As part of our internal audit we identified that our logistics strategy of inhouse delivery vehicles is now outdated, inefficient and is one of the biggest contributor of Vero’s carbon footprint. We were reluctant to make any changes as it would have an impact on some of our employees. However we have an obligation to make a positive contribution to help our environment. This will involve outsourcing our delivery service to a company that will group our deliveries with other companies’ deliveries and use more efficient route plans to reduce time, fuel consumption and emissions. Our preferred logistics partner is DPD, who is Ireland’s largest courier company and can guarantee an efficient nationwide delivery service. They also offer excellent parcel tracking and convenient re-scheduling services.
Our team will do their best to ensure that your delivery routine will not be affected, and the transition period is as smooth as possible.
August | 2019