Significant milestone reached in goal to reduce vehicle emissions - MOWI - Scotland

Significant milestone reached in goal to reduce vehicle emissions

Mowi Scotland has appointed Gofor to manage its transition to a combined electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle fleet.

Our aim is for all company cars to be zero-emission or hybrid by 2025, including vans and pick-ups, as suitable vehicles become available.

Mowi has already begun the transition to electric vehicles, EVs and PHEVs, and is now undertaking the installation of workplace charging points at our sites. Originally deploying 7kw charge points, more rapid charging points will be added.

Gofor has provided a range of fleet management support materials to assist Mowi during its transition stage. These include strategic insight on the move to electric, creating an EV/PHEV fleet policy and driver guidance which highlights benefit in kind (BIK) savings.

The first fully electric vehicles – Citroen E-Space Tourers – have already been delivered. The people carriers were selected as ideal vehicles to transport staff to and from work across two key Highland routes.

Pictured (left to right): Mowi purchasing manager Ian Barrett; Allan Dennis and Justin Blackie from Gofor; and Mowi purchasing assistant Rebecca Bashir with an MG electric car at Mowi’s Fort William office.

Allan Macdonald, Area Manager for Mowi, explained: “In addition to the clear environmental benefits from this move, thanks to the electric people carriers, it is now easier to transport staff to and from their place of work which will also help with recruitment in the future.”

Commenting on Mowi’s ambition to reduce its fleet carbon emissions, Ian Barrett, Purchasing Manager, said: “The remote geography of our business makes it more challenging to reduce our vehicle emissions, but this doesn’t limit our ambition. We’re making major differences wherever we can, the electric people carriers have been a great start, and with more fully electric company cars planned, we’re clearly making great strides.

“We now have e-vehicle charging points at our head office in Fort William as well as our salmon hatcheries at Lochailort and Invermoriston – I can see from my office window the benefit our people are already getting from this! Our plan is to expand these charging points at our many business locations across the Highlands and Islands.”

Graham Lesslie, Managing Director of Gofor, commented: “We took a highly proactive approach to ensure that the switch to electric and hybrid was as smooth as possible for Mowi. The Gofor team set up test drives to get employees comfortable with EVs and we also facilitated workplace charge point installation to make running the vehicles easy.

“Our customer success will support the Mowi team in the future with both vehicles and chargers as they transition to a reduced carbon fleet.”

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