French logistics service provider FM Logistic has signed renewable energy contracts with Poland’s biggest power group, PGE, and with the Czech Republic’s utility, Pražská Energetika, to supply FM Logistic’s warehouses in Central Europe with electricity from renewable sources.
PGE will supply 14GWh of power to five of FM Logistic’s 13 warehouses in Poland: Mszczonów, Błonie, Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Olszowa and Będzin. With this new contract, FM Logistic expects to avoid releasing 10,612 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. This is the equivalent of driving 2,080 passenger vehicles for one year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator.
In the Czech Republic, Pražská Energetika will provide FM Logistic with renewable electricity to fuel its warehouse in Tuchoměřice. In Slovakia, FM Logistic had already switched to renewable electricity in 2019 thanks to a contract with Slovenské Elektrárne.
“The transition to renewable energy will facilitate our goal to achieve carbon neutrality for our warehousing operations by 2030. Over the past three years, FM Logistic has reduced its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 17% in absolute terms,” said Charlotte Migne, FM Logistic’s sustainable development director.
In addition, FM Logistic is working to produce its own energy. Later this year, it will set up solar panels on the rooftops of its logistics platform in Błonie and office building in Mszczonów, Poland. These panels will produce up to 450kWp and 44.5kWp, respectively. This should reduce both facilities’ energy consumption from the grid by 13%.