UAE-based delivery firm Aramex has announced the addition of 10 electric vehicles to its fleet in Amman, Jordan. The move is part of a longer-term strategy to convert the entire fleet to electric vehicles.
The successful pilot in Jordan will be followed by a roll-out of more electric vehicles in the UAE, Egypt, and Lebanon over the next 12 months.
Raji Hattar, chief sustainability officer at Aramex, said, “We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability across the region. Protecting the environment is an integral part of our ‘Delivering Good’ platform, therefore, we are committed to reducing CO? emissions from our operations by an additional 20% by 2020, over the initial target of 20% of CO? reduction we achieved in 2016. Where regulations and infrastructure allow, we will be looking to introduce electric vehicles to all of the 72 markets in which we operate.”
Aramex’s Delivering Good platform represents its commitment to promoting sustainability and helping communities grow. The company currently has corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects and initiatives in 97% of its global operations and is driven to deliver better future to the communities in the markets where they operate.
The announcement follows the successful construction of Aramex’s solar farm to generate 1.2MW of power for Amman operations. The company is currently transforming its Dubai warehouse facility to incorporate similar technology, albeit on a grander scale; once fully operational it will generate over 7MW of solar power. The company is also aiming to introduce similar projects to all its facilities where the regulations permit in the coming years.
October 23, 2017