Working with our partners to reach our targets
As a forerunner in our market, we want to do business responsibly. This means always looking into more sustainable ways to develop our business and working together with our partners.
“We seek partners with whom to develop our operations in the long term. Continuous improvement is the mindset both for us and our suppliers.”
Reducing our carbon footprint is currently one of our key development areas in responsibility. We have identified the key environmental impacts of our operations, and logistics is one of our essential topics. We reduce our environmental impact through concrete and measurable actions such as increasing the share of renewable energy and reducing emissions produced by logistics.
Much work has already been done to cut climate emissions in our own transportations between warehouses and stores. To date, emissions have been reduced by increasing the size of store loads, optimizing warehouse locations, requiring partners to provide solutions for reducing emissions, and developing emissions reporting. Each of our transportation partners needs to be able to produce an emissions report and present a plan to reduce emissions.
To be able to measure our development and actions, it is important that we now have accurate and continuous reporting on the climate impact of transports. Evaluating climate emissions is now an integral part of our partner selection.
Switching to renewable fuel
Our goal is to grow by 20–25 stores during 2021. With the rapid expansion, the role of logistics is becoming more and more important year by year. This is why we have set a new target for ourselves: by the end of 2021, we will reduce logistics emissions by 10–15% from the 2019 level in relation to net sales.
“We have explored a variety of options, and from our point of view, switching fossil fuel to renewable in existing equipment is the quickest and easiest way to reduce emissions from logistics in the short term,” says Tuomas Lampinen, Musti Group’s Transport and Logistics Operations Manager.
In the first phase, the line haul transportations between Musti’s central warehouse in Eskilstuna, Sweden, and local terminal in Finland, operated by ScandicTrans, were switched to renewable fuel. Compared to the use of fossil diesel, renewable diesel like Neste MY, which is made of 100% renewable raw materials and used by Scandic, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90%* over the life cycle of the fuel.
Our next steps include developing ways to reduce the emissions in the last mile distribution to stores and to our online customers to further reduce emissions and our carbon footprint.
*Neste’s calculation method complies with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC).