Lomond: The Wholesale Food Co has added six electric vehicles to its company car fleet as part of its continued commitment to sustainability.
Director of Lomond, Barbara Henderson said, “We’re delighted to add electric vehicles to our fleet as we are committed to delivering a greener, more eco-friendly service for our customers,”
“We’re firmly committed to reducing our impact on the environment and our target is to move our full sales team over to electric cars by the end of 2021.”
In addition, Lomond has placed an order for 20 new enhanced hybrid refrigeration 7.5 tonne commercial vehicles, which will arrive in the coming weeks, and will be trialling a fully electric commercial vehicle later this year to deliver in the local Glasgow area.
The wholesaler has also recently installed an air curtain door on the 1,000 pallet freezer chamber. This prevents the escape of cold air, which in turn saves energy. Likewise, Lomond also pledged to source products locally whenever possible in order to cut emissions.
“We continue to take an active decision to source as many products locally as we can,” said Henderson. “Not only is this supporting our local economy, we’re also reducing the environmental impact of transporting goods further afield.
“As an example, we now stock a range of Scottish chicken which historically has been sourced from Brazil or Thailand. We have since evolved this further by connecting the Scottish raw poultry supplier with a Scottish meat processor who is now supplying us with cooked chicken products made to our specification under our own label, which are perfect for the lunchtime market.”
The wholesaler was recently awarded AA BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution. This accreditation is created primarily for food, packaging, and consumer goods logistics operations.
“We’re thrilled that we’ve retained this important accreditation which sets a benchmark for the sector,” said Henderson.
“This reflects the incredibly hard work the team has put in, particularly during the challenging period of the pandemic, as well as our focus on always delivering the very highest level of service for our customers.”