10 October 2021

Applegreen commits to major reduction in carbon footprint

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has committed to reduce the direct carbon footprint of its Irish operation by 90pc by 2030, writes Brian Byrne.

Under its 'Drive Change' plan, the company will focus on using 100pc renewable energy and what it calls 'increased EV solutions' to help it achieve the goal. These latter will include using EVs in the business's own staff fleet.

Applegreen will also use carbon offsets to to balance any residual emissions that cannot be eliminated.