Guinness Announces Plans To Introduce Zero Emission Vehicles
Guinness has announced plans to introduce zero emission vehicles into its fleet in the summer of 2022.
Guinness said that its ambition is for 70% of its Quality fleet to be zero emission vehicles by the end of 2025, and 100% by the end of the current decade.
Guinness said that it already uses a zero emission vehicle exclusively at its brewery, and this week it is being used to trial transporting bulk beer from St. James's Gate to Dublin Airport to help ascertain whether it is suitable for the transportation of heavy goods beyond the brewery.
Guiness added that later in 2022 it will add four zero emission trucks to its fleet to trial using them to deliver kegs to hospitality venues in the capital, and the drinks company hopes to extend this further if the trial is a success.
Diageo Managing Director Statement
Diageo Ireland managing director Barry O'Sullivan stated, "We're really pleased to announce that we will be introducing the first zero emission vehicles into our quality fleet from this summer. We are committed to reducing our indirect emissions through this initiative and want to play a key role for sustainable transport in the commercial sector in Ireland.
"We are only 263 years into our 9,000-year lease on the St. James's Gate Brewery, and we are in it for the long haul - for our people, our products and our planet, and we will never settle in pursuit of a better, more sustainable future for everyone."
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