In collaboration with Disfrimur and Acotral, tests are starting in Murcia and Madrid with these 33-pallet load vehicles, allowing CO2 emissions to be reduced by 102 tonnes.
It has also incorporated two 21-pallet rigid electric lorries into its own fleet, the company’s first zero-emission lorries (DGT label) with an annual reduction of 111 tonnes of CO2, to supply its Alicante stores.
It has a “young” fleet of lorries, which since 2015 has allowed it to reduce CO2 emissions by over 85,000 tonnes, achieving a reduction of 27% per pallet transported.
All of this is to continue advancing in its commitment to green logistics and strengthening its sustainability.
The new Hive in Seville launches with a staff of 145 people.
The investment made amounted to €25 million.
The company moves forward in online business with the opening of its Seville Hive, a platform dedicated exclusively to online sales and the latest addition to its existing Hives in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid and Alicante.
Two years ago Mercadona developed an ambitious plan, which would involve a total investment of 140 million euros, to reduce its plastic consumption and improve waste management in its stores; which have also been transformed over the last year to a more sustainable model.
Strategy 6.25 consists of six specific actions to achieve a triple objective by 2025: reduce the plastic in its packaging by 25%, make all of its plastic packaging recyclable, and recycle all of its plastic waste.
The company has already eliminated single-use plastic bags and household items and is continuing to reduce the plastic used in its packaging, improve the products’ recyclability and provide the Bosses (the customers) with information on how to recycle.
The chain is implementing its Strategy 6.25 to reduce plastic and manage its waste, and in under a year it has adapted all of its stores to the 6.25 Store model.
Thanks to the effort and commitment of the 96,000 employees, a very difficult and complex year has been managed successfully
The company decided not to pass on to clients the rise in costs derived from the increase in the cost of raw materials at source, transport and industrial prices, which have had an impact of 100 million euros on its operating margin, leading to a 6% decrease in net profit, which amounted to 680 million euros in 2021.
Despite the difficult scenario that it has faced, Mercadona has continued to advance in its brutal transformation with the objective of becoming a more digital and sustainable company, having invested 1.2 billion euros.
The company has created 1,000 new jobs with a permanent contract and has guaranteed the purchasing power of staff with a wage increase in line with the CPI in Spain and Portugal, and has once again recognised the effort of staff by allocating an objectives bonus of 375 million euros, 25% of the total profit generated.
In 2021, Juan Roig and Hortensia Herrero have again allocated 100 million euros of their dividends to reactivating the economy of the Valencian Community and Spain, a figure that they will be matched in 2022 “because knowledge and money bring happiness... if you share them”.
This measure applies to its more than 93,300 staff members in Spain and it aims to guarantee the purchasing power of its employees.