The company will be adding four zero-emission trucks to its fleet later this year, and these will be used in a separate trial to deliver kegs to the hospitality trade in Dublin City, with the ambition to extend further if successful.
Barry O’ Sullivan, managing director at Diageo Ireland, said: “We’re really pleased to announce that we will be introducing the first zero-emission vehicles into our ‘Quality’ fleet from this summer. We are committed to reducing our indirect emissions through this initiative and want to play a key role for sustainable transport in the commercial sector in Ireland.”
He continued: “We are only 263 years into our 9,000-year lease on the St James’s Gate Brewery and we are in it for the long haul — for our people, our products and our planet, and we will never settle in pursuit of a better, more sustainable future for everyone”.
The company’s ambition is for 70% of the ‘Quality’ fleet to be zero-emission by the end of 2025 and 100% by 2030.