IKEA is committing to electric vehicles (EVs) and solar power at its very first store in India.
Within the first year of opening the store in Hyderabad, IKEA plans to transition 20% of its local delivery fleet to EVs and install on-site solar rooftop panels.
A member of The Climate Group’s RE100 and EV100 initiatives, the retail giant has a commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2020 and transition to EVs across its entire global fleet by 2030.
“This is a significant addition to their long-term efforts on a sustainable supply chain, and it’s fantastic for customers to know that their merchandise is produced and delivered without much harm to the planet,” says Jarnail Singh, India director for The Climate Group. “We look forward to seeing them achieve their RE100 and EV100 goals in India sooner than stated.”
IKEA was one of the first companies to join EV100, an initiative by The Climate Group to make electric transport “the new normal” by 2030. Under this commitment, the company has already installed EV charging stations at half of its stores.