Mahou San Miguel reduced CO2 emissions from road transport by 12% in 2018 with CHEP

Mahou San Miguel CHEP pallets

  • In 2015, the company joined CHEP’s Collaborative Transport Solutions program, which allows routes to be optimized thanks to shared transport, promoting a more efficient and sustainable logistics model.
  • Mahou San Miguel and its integrated logistics operator, Taisa Logistics, avoided emptying 300,000 km thanks to their participation in this project.
  • Since 2015, the company has been collaborating with CHEP’s zero-emission platform program, which has enabled it to save more than 2,000 tonnes of CO2.

Madrid – Within the framework of its continuous commitment to caring for the environment, Mahou San Miguel, a 100% Spanish company and leader in the brewing sector in our country, joined the Collaborative Transport Solutions project of CHEP, a supply chain solutions company, in 2015. As a result, during 2018, it managed to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with its road transport by 12.4% compared to 2017. Specifically, both the brewery and Taisa Logistics, its integral logistics operator, reduced the empty run by 300,000 km and saved the emission of 400 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The program, implemented in Spain since 2015 and with more than 225 customers across Europe, is designed to optimize truck routes by sharing transportation with other customers or CHEP. This is possible thanks to the creation of a community of manufacturers where more sustainable transport models are promoted, supported by intelligent and transparent communication technologies, and guaranteeing confidentiality at all times.

Mahou San Miguel has also been part of CHEP’s zero-emission platform program for the past four years. The pooling company offers its clients the possibility of offsetting their annual carbon footprint, derived from pallet movements, with the acquisition of carbon credits from Natural Capital Partners and through the choice of a project, which each company chooses according to its CSR policy and geographical presence.

Thus, since joining this initiative, the brewery has managed to reduce more than 2,000 tons of CO2. The latest project chosen by the brewery within the framework of this program was aimed at improving access to energy in India, where it has a subsidiary since 2014, through the distribution of solar electricity generators and photovoltaic solar energy, in collaboration with SELCO Solar Energy Access.

In the words of Carmen Calama, Logistics Director at Mahou San Miguel, “CHEP’s pooling system allows us to operate in a circular economy environment, optimize our logistics processes, save costs and guarantee our commitment to caring for the environment. In addition, thanks to its global position and its extensive and dynamic database, CHEP plays an important role in our business, managing and coordinating logistical synergies with other companies.”

For more sustainable mobility

These initiatives are part of Mahou San Miguel’s Global Sustainable Mobility Plan, in which other actions stand out, such as the progressive renewal of the vehicles of its managers and sales team, as well as the firm support to its distributors so that they incorporate vehicles that are more respectful of the environment. For its part, Taisa Logistics is incorporating liquefied natural gas trucks into its fleet and implementing measures to lighten its trucks, thus reducing fuel consumption. With all this, the brewery continues to advance in its global objective of achieving a 100% sustainable fleet in five years, set out in its Strategic Framework in this area, “We are 2020”, which was presented at the beginning of the year.

Mahou San Miguel, Taisa and CHEP are also founding members of Lean & Green in Spain along with 11 other companies. This initiative, the largest European collaborative platform aimed at reducing emissions associated with the supply chain, aims to help companies eliminate at least 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in their logistics processes within a maximum period of five years.