We're speaking with teams around the world to find out which actions they're engaged in, and how they're implementing them in their company. Today, we're looking at how Austria, Spain, and Mayflex in the UK are promoting electric vehicles in their company.

 

Sonepar is currently engaged in over 230 sustainability initiatives.

Around the world, we're speaking with our teams to find out which actions they're engaged in, and how they're being implemented in their company. Today, we're looking at how Austria, Spain, and Mayflex in the UK are promoting electric vehicles in their company.

 

Where?

Austria

What's the initiative?

Sonepar in Austria has launched a project to convert its internal fleet from using diesel, petrol, and vehicles, to electric vehicles. The company's current trajectory is to have electric vehicles making up 50% of its fleet by December 2023, and 95% by 2025.

Why?

Changing from its conventional car fleet to being almost entirely electric, the company will reduce its CO2 emissions by 452 tons.

How is this project being implemented?

Sonepar in Austria is giving all drivers with company cars an 'eco driver training'. From 1st July 2021 until 30th June 2022, each driver's fuel consumption will be monitored and they will receive a bonus if they can get their average fuel consumption down to at least 90% of the consumption the previous year.

 

Where?

Spain

What's the initiative?

Across Sonepar in Spain, the company has installed charging stations for associates and customers at many corporate offices and branches, to make the path towards reducing the company's carbon footprint as easy as possible.

Why?

In today’s world, the demand for developing e-mobility charging infrastructures is constantly growing, and advanced and accessible infrastructure is essential.

The company is making great strides to reduce its carbon footprint in Spain, as almost 60% of the company’s fleet is already made up of hybrid, electric, and low emission vehicles.

 

Where?

UK

What's the initiative?

In February 2019, Mayflex introduced six dedicated parking bays with electric vehicle charging stations for associates and visitors to charge their vehicles at their main headquarters.

Charging points are accessed via a simple app that can be downloaded upon arrival at the main reception at Excel House, the Mayflex headquarters in Birmingham. There are a total of three twin-pod points allowing six cars to be charged at any given time.

A further six dedicated parking bays with EV pod point charging stations were added to Mayflex’s additional warehouse, Environ House, which opened in June 2019.

Why?

Many of the company fleet car owners have or are making the switch to hybrid vehicles to become more environmentally conscious. Mayflex's car policy has now also changed to encourage company car users to move to fully electric cars.

 

Stay tuned for more information about our sustainable initiatives around the world!

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