With the growing popularity of online shopping and swift deliveries, road transport emissions have become a considerable environmental concern in Malaysia. However, IKEA Malaysia aims to change this narrative by extending its electric vehicle fleet in the upcoming year and transitioning to greener transport solutions. Notably, road transport is the largest sub-sector contributing to greenhouse gas emissions in Malaysia’s transportation industry.
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IKEA Malaysia’s ambition is to make home furnishing solutions not only more accessible to Malaysians but also more sustainable. They are set to introduce their first electric vehicle for last-mile deliveries, marking the beginning of their journey to achieve 100% home deliveries via electric vehicles or other sustainable transport methods by 2030. IKEA’s global aim is to mitigate more greenhouse gas emissions than those generated by the IKEA value chain, all while expanding the business. Malcolm Pruys, the Country Retail Director of IKEA Malaysia, shares that decarbonizing product transportation is an essential step in fulfilling IKEA’s global climate positive commitments.
Over the years, IKEA Malaysia has initiated several sustainability efforts, including launching a plant-based menu, improving food waste reduction programs, and ceasing the use of plastic bags. In its mission to inspire sustainable living and motivate customers to embrace sustainable transportation, IKEA Malaysia plans to install charging stations at all their stores by 2025.
Malcolm Pruys further adds, “At IKEA, our continuous pursuit is to find more sustainable ways of working. However, achieving our goals is not a task we can accomplish single-handedly. We are thrilled to partner with like-minded collaborators in this journey, contributing to Malaysia’s transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy.”