05 Dec 23

Reducing CO2 emissions with our first electric truck in France

We are proud to share that since September 2023, our first 'Vandemoortele Transport Solutions' e-truck has been making daily trips between our French production sites and warehouses.

Currently, our e-truck completes about 3 roundtrips daily, covering an average of 200 kilometres. This translates into a reduction of 40 tonnes of CO2 annually. "The truck doesn't make any noise", says our driver Valentin Ezanno, "It's really pleasant to drive.”

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Thanks to our electric truck, we reduce our CO2 emissions with 40 tonnes a year! 💚

Protecting Nature

Vandemoortele Transport Solutions is focused on evolving with the trends and aligning  to our corporate strategy with sustainable transportation solutions. This environment-friendly e-truck helps us to meet our ambitious sustainability goal of Protecting Nature.

In our company, we have a lot of ongoing projects to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, from our production processes. Besides minimising our energy consumption, we also maximise the use of sustainable and renewable energy sources. And we ensure that the fossil fuels that we use, are used in an efficient manner. 

Vandemoortele is aware of its ecological responsibility as a food company. Striving for zero carbon emissions is only one of our commitments in our goal of 'Protecting Nature'.

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About Vandemoortele

Vandemoortele was founded in 1899 as a Belgian family business, and has continued to grow and develop ever since. Over the last two decades, we became a European food company with leading positions in two product categories: Bakery Products (BP) and Plant-Based Food Solutions. We are known for supplying innovative and high-quality products. 

In 2022, Vandemoortele realised a turnover of around EUR 1.7 billion with 4,600 associates (permanent and temporary). The Vandemoortele Group headquarters are located in Ghent, Belgium. We have commercial offices in 12 European countries, as well as in the United States and Asia. We operate in 29 high-quality production sites all over Europe, in order to ensure proximity to all our key markets. We export from Europe to approximately 70 countries worldwide.

News & Media Contact

Marc Croonen

marc.croonen@vandemoortele.com