Three Green Pillars
Renewable diesel and electricity all the way
Decreasing the CO2 footprint in our transportation is key to our performance, and we work actively to support our courier partners in transitioning to more sustainable fuel options. We also have energy-self-sufficient terminals with solar panels and charging stations for Electric vehicles.
Route optimisation and fill-rates
Our AI system, Algot, automatically creates the most efficient routes for our deliveries, and every night, the algorithm is improved by comparing its calculations with the actual outcome. Furthermore, we 3D scan every parcel that goes through our sorting machines, securing the maximum fill rate in the vehicles.
Budbee lowers the environmental impact on cities and improves air quality by switching to renewable diesel, HVO100, and electric vehicles. We implement better last-mile solutions by using HVO100 and electric cars.
When we talk about renewable diesel, we refer to HVO100. HVO100 is a hydrogenated vegetable oil made from raw materials (such as animal fat waste from the food industry, recycled cooking oil or fish fat from the fishing industry) that do not release any new carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. In addition, HVO100 is a fuel that is fully compatible with most diesel engines and diesel fuel distribution infrastructure, which makes it possible to use vehicles that previously ran on fossil fuels.
Budbee contributes to several UN Sustainable development goals for 2030
UN SDG Goal 7, Affordable & Clean Energy
Goal 7.2: “By 2030, increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix Indicators substantially”. Budbee contributes to this goal by investing in - and producing renewable energy with our solar panels. We also invest in charging stations for EVs.
UN SDG 11, Sustainable Cities & Communities
Goal 11.6: “By 2030, to reduce the negative environmental impact of cities per person, for example, by paying particular attention to air quality and the treatment of municipal and other waste”. Budbee contributes to this goal by lowering the environmental impact of cities and improving air quality by using renewable diesel (HVO100) and electric vehicles.
UN SDG Goal 13, Climate Action
Goal 13.2: “Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning”. Budbee contributes to this goal by taking action to combat climate change by using renewable diesel (HVO100) and electric vehicles. In addition, we measure our annual CO2 footprint and compensate for our impact in scopes 1-3. This compensation is done together with our partner, Lune.
Key Contributions to Sustainability
Budbee publishes information about what energy source is used for each leg of the delivery chain. In this way, we provide transparency to retailers and customers.
Renewable diesel and electricity
We are proud to say that all deliveries in Sweden, Finland and the Netherlands are made using renewable diesel or electricity. These deliveries are made using electricity, human muscle power and HVO100 (renewable diesel).
In 2020, we opened an energy-self-sufficient terminal with solar panels and EV charging stations. In 2022, this terminal is joined by an additional four new locations and we initiated the construction of yet one more.
Route Optimisation & Fill Rates
Our technological innovations contribute heavily to our sustainability, customer satisfaction and efficiency.
- Our bespoke algorithms ensure that we drive the most optimal route, not a single unnecessary meter.
We 3D-scan all parcels to ensure maximum fill rates which lowers the number of unnecessary routes and fuel consumption.
- Our in-house developed driver app guides the drivers, for example, by providing information on routes, parking, upcoming stops (e.g., if it is more efficient to bring two parcels at a given stop instead of one) and how to load the vehicle.
Renewable energy transition - De Aar Wind
The De Aar Wind Farm project involves the construction and operation of a wind farm in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The project consists of 96 wind turbines and the associated infrastructure.
With an installed capacity of 144 MW, it is one of the largest wind farms in the country. Built in 2017, the farm has helped the area shift away from a pollutive fossil fuel-powered grid.