IPM India introduces electric vehicles to optimize sustainable logistics network

IPM India Wholesale Trading Pvt. ltd (IPM India), a country subsidiary of Philip Morris International, Inc. (PMI), is adding electric vehicles (EVs) to its logistics fleet to optimize a sustainable logistics network. Launched in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai, these vehicles will save more than 13 tons of CO2. In line with the organization’s long-term sustainability goals and core objective of reducing CO2 emissions, the deployment of electric vehicles is the first and significant start on the journey towards sustainable logistics.

Each electric vehicle has a load capacity of up to 1000 kg and can easily cover a distance of 100 kilometers on a single charge. On this occasion, Alexander Reisch, Managing Director of IPM India said: “We are delighted to announce the addition of electric vehicles to our logistics fleet in India. For IPM India, sustainability is more than just a means of minimizing negative externalities and mitigating risk while maximizing operational efficiency and resource optimization. As an organization, we see sustainability as a fundamental opportunity for innovation, growth and purposeful, impact-oriented, long-term value creation. Accordingly, we work hard to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our business and activities. Electric vehicles are revolutionizing the world of road transport. The introduction of electric vehicles is in line with our core values. With each new carbon neutral initiative, we are one step closer to our goal of moving to a carbon neutral model.

“Sharad Aggarwal, CEO of Godfrey Phillips India (GPI) said: “We are very proud to facilitate the uptake of Electric Vehicles (EVs) into IPM India’s logistics fleet and increase our commitment to sustainability.”

At Godfrey Philips India (GPI), doing business responsibly and sustainably has always been a priority and goes well beyond the realm of risk mitigation. This complements the ongoing initiative to use more than 350 electric scooters for last mile product deliveries by our dedicated salespeople in different regions. As we continue to move toward carbon neutrality, we’re getting closer to realizing our ultimate vision—an epoch-making one
Transition to a carbon neutral paradigm. And with IPM India as our valued partner, we are confident that our sustainability efforts will grow even stronger.”

In line with the government’s focus on accelerating EV adoption in India and on sustainable logistics, IPM India aims to create a sustainable logistics network and support India’s journey towards a carbon neutral environment. The organization plans to expand its fleet of electric vehicles in key cities in India. About IPM India Wholesale Trading Private Limited IPM India Wholesale Trading Private Limited is a joint venture between Philip Morris Brands Sarl of Switzerland and two Indian partners, Godfrey Phillips India Limited (GPI) and KK Modi Investment & Financial Services Private Limited.

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