FM Logistic switches to green power in Central EuropePoland
16 February 2021 - The supply chain services provider FM Logistic now powers its own warehouses in Central Europe with electricity from renewable sources. It has signed renewable energy contracts with Poland's biggest power group PGE and with the Czech Republic’s utility Pražská Energetika. These contracts apply to the logistics facilities that are both owned and managed by FM Logistic.
In Poland, PGE will supply FM Logistic with 14 GWh of power and with the associated guarantees of origin certificates. The FM Logistic group owns five of the 13 warehouses it operates in Poland. These are located in 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 per 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 Tuchomerice.
In Slovakia, FM Logistic had already switched to renewable electricity in 2019 thanks to a contract with Slovenské Elektrárne.
Other FM Logistic subsidiaries outside Central Europe are also taking similar measures. In Spain, all FM Logistic will be 100% powered by renewable electricity by the end of 2021.
“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 reduced its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 17% in absolute terms,” said Charlotte Migne, FM Logistic’s sustainable development director.
Next to buying renewable electricity, 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 450 kWp and 44.5 kWp, respectively. This should reduce both facilities’ energy consumption from the grid by 13%.
About FM Logistic
Founded in France in 1967, FM Logistic is an independent, family-owned company that provides supply chain solutions to a broad range of companies in the FMCG, retail, beauty & cosmetics, industrial manufacturing, and healthcare industries. It is active in 14 countries across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. It achieved revenue of €1.43 billion in the fiscal year to March 2020 and has more than 27,500 FTE employees.
More information about FM Logistic’s sustainability agenda can be found at http://sustainable-development.fmlogistic.com/en/index.html
Cyrille Gibot, FM Logistic
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