BWG Foods receives top award at Fleet Transport Awards 2020

Willie O’Byrne, MD, BWG Foods, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin, TD, and Joanne Mellon, logistics director, BWG Foods, inspect BWG's new CNG trucks

BWG has been awarded for its commitments to becoming a more sustainable business at the 2020 Fleet Transport Awards. The retail and foodservice company recently began a switch to CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicles across its fleet, which will significantly reduce its carbon footprint.

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15 October 2019 | 0

BWG Foods has been presented with the prestigious Environment Award at the 2020 Fleet Transport Awards, which took place at Dublin’s Citywest Hotel, Dublin.

This award is recognition of BWG Foods becoming the first FMCG group in the country to launch a fleet of CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicles following an initial investment of more than €2 million in 14 new trucks along with supporting infrastructure. There are further plans to extend its investment in CNG vehicles by an additional €6 million for a further 50 vehicles by 2025 as part of its wider supply chain sustainability programme.

Commenting on the award win, Joanne Mellon, BWG Foods logistics director, said the company is delighted with the recognition. “We are happy that the awards recognised our commitment to create an environmentally sustainable business,” Mellon said, “that makes a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.

“We are proud to take a leadership position across industry,” she added, “with the addition of CNG powered trucks to our busy fleet, a development that will significantly reduce the business’ environmental impact and help protect our environment in the fight against climate change.”

 

 

 

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