Green Deliveries

With over 1.2 million deliveries made per year, we are constantly looking at new ways to reduce the environmental impact of our logistics operations. This is embedded in our sustainability agenda to drive less, drive smarter and choose fuel efficient vehicles.
 
We are proud to have electric and double deck vehicles as part of our delivery fleet. With each double deck carrying 52 pallets per load in comparison to the standard 26, it means that in addition to maximising our carrying capacity by 100%, it has also enabled us to reduce our fleet size and eliminate unnecessary mileage. Whilst our electric vehicles provide significant fuel savings in urban areas. All of our OfficeTeam delivery vehicles are less than four years old and a minimum of Euro 4. We have a rolling programme in place to replace all with Euro 6.
This, combined with our network of 13 local stocking points across the UK and state of the art route planning software calculating optimal delivery routes, ensures mileage is always kept to a minimum.

This commitment extends to our drivers who complete regular SMARTER driver training and have Eco tracking devices on their vehicles to ensure maximum fuel efficiency is always achieved.

Sustainable Packaging

 
Through smarter packaging we have eliminated 420 tonnes of cardboard from our packaging waste in the last two years and have set ourselves the target to eliminate a further 1 million cardboard boxes each year going forward.

Our deliveries are made in 100% biodegradable, FSC and PEFC recycled and recyclable bags, wherever possible, and we make it easy for customers to recycle the bags by either passing them back to one of our drivers on their next delivery or by using our paper recycling service. In the cases where a recyclable cardboard box is used in a delivery, our drivers will collect them upon the next delivery and return them to our depots for recycling.

We minimise additional packaging by keeping products in original supplier wrapping where possible. Where multiple items are purchased and supplier wrapping has been utilised, we will place both items in this original packaging, eliminating additional waste.
 

  • Rick Jones
    Through the introduction of electric vans, double deck trailers and working with suppliers on a more efficient in-bound supply chain, we have reduced the total distance travelled by our Primary HGV fleet by 1,000,000KM. We are constantly looking at new ways to improve the environmental impact of our delivery fleet.
    Rick Jones
    Group Operations Director
 

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