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.
By the end of 2025, this space will accommodate a total of 2,600 people who will be progressively transferred there over the next three years.
The new offices, designed by the ERRE Arquitectura studio, have been envisaged as an environment that encourages collaboration and knowledge exchange between the different parts of the process, improving agility and execution in the decision-making process.
As well as being designed for and by people, the new offices are a sustainable space designed to minimise their environmental impact through measures including the use of local production materials (0 kilometre), innovative solutions to reduce energy consumption, and the construction of large internal courtyard gardens to make the most of natural light.
The project, which began with the inauguration of the Data Process Centre (CPD) and the Service Centre in 2014, is planned to be finished in 2025 with a total investment of €200m.
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.