Reducing emissions with biomethane-powered trucks

Emissions from our HGV fleet account for around 70% of our overall transport emissions.

We continue to invest in the efficiency and sustainability of our transport fleet to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. In 2018, we committed to phase out all diesel-powered heavy goods trucks from our fleet by 2028.

This means the Partnership will roll out over 500 new state-of-the-art Waitrose & Partners and John Lewis & Partners delivery trucks over the next ten years, powered by 100% renewable biomethane fuel, which significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions. The biomethane used in our trucks is renewable and produced solely from food waste and waste materials.

“We have been pioneering the adoption of long-distance biomethane trucks in the UK and scaling this up to our entire heavy truck fleet will deliver significant environmental and operational benefits.”
Justin Laney, Partner & General Manager of Central Transport for the John Lewis Partnership

Each new biomethane truck can run up to 500 miles and emits over 80% less CO2 than a standard diesel alternative. Overall, the entire HGV fleet, once converted, will save more than 49,000 tonnes of CO2 every year - equivalent to the carbon footprint of just over 6,000 UK households.