British electronics and telecoms retailer Dixons Carphone has become the latest name to sign up to Climate Group’s EV100 initiative, switching its fleet to electric and alternative fuel vehicles by 2030.
The move to join the global movement which currently includes around 80 major companies including AstraZeneca, DHL, IKEA, LeasePlan and Unilever, claims to be the ‘first’ coming from a tech retailer.
In addition to switching to electric vehicles (EVs), as part of the EV100 commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, the firm has pledged to install EV charging points wherever possible across its sites.
The company will also incorporate miles-per-gallon targets for its drivers to ensure a year-on-year reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.
In a statement, it said: “EV100 is really driving the environmental agenda forwards and encouraging businesses to change for the better.
“We are constantly looking for ways how to positively impact the communities we operate in and we are proud to do our part by using more environmentally friendly transport.