De Bijenkorf partners with fossil-free delivery company
December 2021 – One of the most ambitious goals in de Bijenkorf’s sustainability policy is to be completely carbon neutral by 2040. A new step towards achieving this goal is the cooperation with Red je Pakketje/Instabox, a carrier with a fossil-free fleet, which has been added to the existing delivery services in the Netherlands. The customer can choose this more sustainable delivery option for online orders in the checkout.
Red je Pakketje, which will soon change its name to Instabox, works partly with vans that run on HVO100. HVO stands for hydrotreated vegetable oil, or hydrogen-treated vegetable oils and residual waste. It is a renewable fuel with virtually no CO2 emissions. Another part of the fleet is electric. By the end of 2022, Red je Pakketje aims to have only electric deliveries. For de Bijenkorf, who signed The Climate Pledge in 2021, this means a significant contribution to achieving its CO2 target in scope 3 – i.e. the emissions of business partners.
Sustainability in everything
Red je Pakketje has grown rapidly since its foundation in 2015. Sustainability was an important principle from the start – with only one electric van. This is expressed not only in the fossil-free transport, but also in the relationship with their employees, some 1,500 at the moment. The parcel deliverers are employed by the company and are paid by the hour, allowing them time for a smile at the door. Meanwhile, there are about 800 fossil-free cars from Red je Pakketje driving around the Netherlands. The company was taken over this spring by the Swedish Instabox, which makes new developments and expansions possible. Sustainability in everything, however, remains the mission.