Attention to eco-sustainability also involves distribution. Autogrill Group plays an active role in managing transport logistics, with the primary objective of limiting its supply-side carbon footprint.
The supply of products to the stores is managed by optimizing the number of weekly deliveries and the routes driven to deliver the goods, privileging delivery to locations not far from one another. At the European level, logistics delivery and distribution services to the stores are mainly accomplished through road transport. These services are outsourced to specialized companies whose number varies according to production peaks. The same companies are responsible for the maintenance of the car park.
Autogrill Italia defined its own Car Policy with the objective of maintaining a car park managed according to sustainable principles and, as a result, reducing atmospheric emissions, yet with the same car comfort, safety and performance levels.
This also means gradually replacing ageing vehicles with new ones. In addition, a concrete step was the setting of a cap for CO2 emissions at 160g/km per car (257g/mile). Moreover, in order to ensure high safety standards, all vehicles must be equipped with the main safety features: electronic stability control (ESC), fog lamps, driver, passenger and lateral airbags and speakerphone kit. The collaboration between Autogrill Italia and the monthly magazine Quattro Ruote was established to support this orientation: the “10x10” campaign gathered Italy’s largest companies together to join in the fight to reduce CO2 emissions generated by corporate car parks.