Companies in Action
IKEA pledges to zero out emissions from home deliveries.The climate crisis demands we decarbonize transportation--the highest-emitting sector in the U.S--and electric vehicles are an essential component of this transition. Bolstered by a strong commitment to tackle emissions from deliveries, the Swedish furniture giant plans to use electric vehicles for all of its in-home furniture deliveries by 2025. The company has already achieved the goal in Shanghai ahead of schedule and is working to meet its target in other cities, including Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York and Paris by the end of 2020. To reach this goal, given the company does not own its fleet, IKEA is supporting transportation partners in their development of new electric van and truck technologies and is also investing in charging infrastructure. A pioneering signatory to The Climate Group's EV100 pledge and the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) launched by Ceres, IKEA continues to advocate for the power of collaboration and the role of supportive policies that will catalyze the uptake of electric fleets across sectors globally.
Clif Bar & Company commits to electrifying its entire fleet by 2030 and supporting employees in making the shift to a cleaner commute. With companies controlling more than half the vehicles on the road in the U.S. today, they have a significant role to play in leading the transition to electric vehicles. A member of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) and EV100, California-based food company Clif Bar has committed to electrifying its fleet and installing EV charging stations in all its facilities by 2030. Looking to support employees who are eager to participate in climate solutions, Clif Bar launched the Cool Commute Program, an initiative that provides financial incentives for employees to purchase fuel-efficient hybrid and electric vehicles, along with commuter bicycles. Through this program, the company’s employees have purchased nearly 600 fuel-efficient and electric cars.
Amazon commits to make all its shipments with net-zero carbon emissions. In 2019, as part of The Climate Pledge, Amazon launched Shipment Zero, an initiative to make every Amazon shipment with net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, with the interim goal of having half of all shipments achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2030. As part of the initiative, Amazon ordered 100,000 custom electric delivery vans from EV start-up Rivian, which will start delivering the fleet in 2021. It expects to have all 100,000 vehicles on the road by 2030. While investing in new fleet technologies is a strong component of the strategy, Amazon is also working on complementary tactics to reach its goal, including maximizing the efficiency in its current vehicles, optimizing delivery logistics and using alternative delivery methods where feasible. Recognizing that meeting these goals will require innovation and collaboration, Amazon joined the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance (CEVA) to help accelerate the transition to low-carbon and net-zero transportation options at scale.