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Scania Group Press Release  /  June 21, 2017

By collaborating in sustainable transport and logistics solutions, HAVI and Scania are actively addressing global climate goals. Beginning quarter three, HAVI and Scania will start to implement a five year roadmap aimed at making a significant carbon footprint reduction in transport operations to and from McDonald’s restaurants in several European countries utilizing Scania’s Next Generation trucks and operating solutions.

The aim is to significantly reduce diesel powered vehicles and shift approximately 70 percent of HAVI’s total truck fleet to alternative fuels, for example, gas and hybrid models, by 2021 within several European countries. The CO2 emissions in deliveries by HAVI to McDonald’s restaurants utilizing Scania’s next generation trucks and operating solutions will be continuously monitored in real time, bringing existing fleet connectivity to the next level. This significant transformation of the fleet is expected to lead to CO2 reductions ranging from 15 to 40 percent for every kilometre driven, depending on route, fuel and traffic conditions.

“Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey and to use our scale for good. Our work with companies like HAVI and Scania takes a proactive approach to finding and implementing more sustainable supply chain solutions, and contributes to our global supply chain and sustainability strategy.” said Chris Yong, Global Logistics Director at McDonald’s.

“Leaders in business have a responsibility to drive change. In this partnership we are setting a new standard for urban deliveries. We are not only discussing plans, but actually implementing measures here and now, to benefit the communities where we operate.” said Haluk Ilkdemirci, President, Logistics, HAVI.

“Undeniably, we see demand for sustainable transport solutions growing. This is an example of the kind of smart partnerships through which we can be more innovative and together accelerate the shift towards a sustainable transport system. ” said Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO at Scania

The gas- and hybrid trucks are designed to generate close to zero air pollution and significantly reduce carbon emissions in cities. The trucks are significantly quietier and along with the low-noise cooling equipment will help lower the impact of the deliveries made in city centres and elsewhere.

Additionally, HAVI and Scania are developing a truck with special equipment to collect waste such as used cooking oil, plastic materials and cardboard from restaurants for recycling. This will help drive increased recycling while reducing the transport of normal waste collections, reducing unnecessary additional kilometres and therefore further reduce CO2 impact.

Through this partnership HAVI and Scania are not only taking steps towards a sustainable future, but also taking action based on solutions and technologies that are available and ready to be implemented here and now for their customers, like McDonald’s.

The collaboration will initially focus on Europe while similar approaches are also being explored for Asia.


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HAVI and Scania accelerate drive for green supply chain for McDonald’s in Spain

Scania Group Press Release  /  December 20, 2018

As key players in the McDonald’s supply chain, HAVI and Scania are responding to growing consumer demands for more sustainable transports. In Spain, the companies are accelerating the five-year roadmap that aims to cut CO2 emissions from the restaurant chain’s delivery vehicles.

McDonald’s logistics network transports food products more than 250 million miles every year. As well as ensuring thousands of products arrive at McDonald’s restaurants each day safely and in the best condition, McDonald’s is committed to work with its suppliers and their partners to minimize the environmental footprint on its logistics activities.

HAVI Spain plans to add 14 gas-fueled vehicles to deliver product to McDonald’s restaurants from HAVI’s distribution centers in Madrid and Barcelona, by the end of this year. 12 of them run on liquified natural gas (LNG) and two run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Previously HAVI Spain had two CNG trucks making the new total 16 gas trucks.

The trucks are designed to generate virtually zero air pollution and significantly reduce carbon emissions in cities. LNG and CNG reduces carbon emissions by about 20 percent. With gas engines, the McDonald’s supply chain is also future-proof for liquified and compressed biogas which can be blended into the natural gas or replace it entirely, enabling possible reductions of CO2emissions by up to 90 percent*, once broadly available in the market.

Equipped with low-noise engine and cooling equipment, the trucks are also much quieter than conventional delivery vehicles, helping to further reduce the impact of urban deliveries. In Madrid, the vehicles will be fitted with special electrically-driven cooling equipment to cut carbon emissions and noise levels even further.

The HAVI-Scania greener fuels roadmap aligns directly with MOVALT, a Spanish government scheme that promotes the transition of road transport fleets to low-emission vehicles. This initiative supports McDonald’s Scale for Good initiative, focusing on priority areas to drive industry-wide change on some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges the world is facing today: Beef Sustainability, Commitment to Famillies, Climate Action, Packaging & Recycling, and Youth Opportunity.

In March 2018, McDonald’s became the first restaurant company in the world to address global climate change by setting a verified target by the Science Based Target initiative to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

As McDonald’s lead logistics provider, HAVI recognizes that it has a critical part to play in the success of McDonald’s sustainability efforts and truly use our Scale for Good. With this in mind, HAVI joined forces with vehicle manufacturer Scania to roll out a five-year roadmap towards significantly reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of McDonald’s supply chain. In Spain, the two businesses are pushing the boundaries even further by accelerating the deployment of alternative fuel delivery vehicles.

John Alves, Managing Director, McDonald’s Spain, says: “Innovation is absolutely critical to our sustainability journey and to use our scale for good. Our work with companies like HAVI and Scania takes a proactive approach to finding and implementing more sustainable supply chain solutions, and contributes to our global supply chain and sustainability strategy.”

Rafael Gómez, Senior Vice President, Operations and Freight Management, HAVI: “As McDonald’s lead logistics provider, we have the clear commitment to support the business’s Scale for Good and all their associated sustainability initiatives. We want to be a frontrunner at changing towards new standards for urban deliveries and implementing specific measures to benefit the environment and communities where we operate.”

Sebastián Figueroa, Managing Director, Scania Iberia: “This partnership is an example of how transport companies, logistic provider and trucks manufacturers can work together to lead the shift towards a sustainable transport system. It is encouraging to see more and more customers and customers’ customers demanding this type of solution.”


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Smart Hybrid Trucks to Silently Deliver to McDonald’s Locations in Stockholm

Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)  /  February 15, 2019

In the city center of Stockholm, Sweden, trucks are restricted from overnight deliveries because of their noise levels, which means that deliveries for shops and restaurants tend to occur during the morning rush hour.

However, a recently expanded pilot program is trying to maintain low-noise levels and reduce traffic and emissions by deploying hybrid Scania trucks to make deliveries to McDonald’s restaurants there overnight.

The project is under way thanks to the collaboration of the City of Stockholm, logistics provider Havi, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, the European Union, McDonalds, and Scania. The trial will deploy Scania chargeable hybrid trucks that use a combination of electrical power and a type of biodiesel fuel called HVO, which is said to produce reduced emissions of particles and carbon dioxide.

The trucks have a limited capability to travel completely on electric power, with a range of about 10 kilometers or about 6.2 miles. The trucks will also be connected and fitted with geofencing technology that will allow them to adapt to the driving conditions in predetermined areas.

This will allow the trucks to deploy the limited electric range where it is most needed and still have access to better range and power once outside city limits. The geofence will determine which power mode and speeds the trucks can travel in as they approach the city center, potentially providing the desired noise and emissions reduction.

"These trucks drive quietly and are emission-free in these sensitive urban areas,” said Camilla Eklöf, quality, safety & environmental manager, Havi.  “At the same time, however, they are still capable of driving longer distances. Our global partnership with Scania and McDonald's is really making a difference to the environment as we work together to minimize emissions."

The pilot program will study how much of an environmental benefit is gained by not having trucks stuck in traffic and by always having good accessibility.

The hybrid truck’s battery can be charged externally and by power generated by the truck’s brakes. Charging stations will be placed near one of the McDonald’s restaurants to charge the battery while loading, unloading, and during driver breaks to ensure that the vehicles can continue operating solely on electric power while in the city center.

“This project is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and evaluate the possibilities that a connected hybrid truck can offer, with the technology available to us here and now, to enable us to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels,” said Jesper Brauer, product manager for urban trucks, Scania.


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