Climate love
Image of Woolworths Supermarkets

Woolworths Supermarkets

Climate love

South African Retailer Woolworths’ New Fleet Of 41 Electric Delivery Vehicles Now On The Road


Woolworths, which is popularly known as “Woolies,” has become the first South African retailer to embark on an extensive rollout of electric panel vans to deliver its customers’ online purchases. Woolies is rolling out its vehicle electrification program for its online delivery fleet in partnership with DSV and Everlectric.
This move is part of the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainability in the retail industry. Woolworths ran a 10-month pilot program for the electric vans in 2021. After a successful pilot project, Woolworths made a commitment to electrify its fleet.
“To power the vans, electricity will be sourced as far as possible from renewable sources by utilizing DSV’s extensive solar infrastructure at their Gauteng and Cape Town facilities. Should there be any exception to renewables recharging, DSV and EVerlectric will work with an audit firm to procure Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to offset any indirect grid energy emissions,” explains Hillock.
“We are thrilled to be a part of this collaboration! Recognizing our role in the transport and logistics industry, we have raised our sustainability ambitions and committed to reaching net zero emissions across our operations by 2050. Achieving our sustainability goals cannot be realized alone. That’s why we work with customers and industry partners, like Woolworths and Everlectric, to develop solutions that benefit both our planet and our business,” adds Greg Saffy, Senior Director Operations, DSV Road Logistics DSV.

Image of post in post detailed view





Do you agree?

50 more agrees trigger social media ads

  • We Don't Have Time

    17 w

    Dear Tabitha Kimani Your climate love has received over 50 agrees! We have reached out to Woolworths Supermarkets by email and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! To reach more people and increase the chance of a response, click the Share button above to share the review on your social accounts. For every new member that joins We Don't Have Time from your network, we will plant a tree and attribute it to you! /Adam, We Don't Have Time

    • Joyce Waturu

      58 w

      Awesome. This is a superb development that will not only ensure carbon free mobility but also financial sense

      2
      • Gorffly mokua

        61 w

        The future of Africa!

        3
        • Kevin

          61 w

          Sure way to go

          2
          • Ann Nyambura

            62 w

            Thats good @woolies.. way to go!

            10
            • rosebellendiritu

              62 w

              Well done👏👏👏

              7
              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                62 w

                This amazing, @woolies that's the way to go

                15
                • ance Star

                  62 w

                  Great achievement

                  2
                  • Peter Kamau

                    62 w

                    Bravo @Woolies

                    15
                    • George Kariuki

                      62 w

                      It's commendable to see Woolworths taking a pioneering step in the South African retail industry by implementing an extensive rollout of electric delivery vehicles.

                      4
                      Welcome, let's solve the climate crisis together
                      Post youtube preview with preloading
                      youtube overlay

                      Write or agree to climate reviews to make businesses and world leaders act. It’s easy and it works.

                      Write a climate review

                      Voice your opinion on how businesses and organizations impact the climate.
                      0 trees planted

                      One tree is planted for every climate review written to an organization that is Open for Climate Dialogue™.

                      Download the app

                      We plant a tree for every new user.

                      AppleAndroid