Evri, a UK parcel delivery company, has partnered with sustainable urban logistics providers Zedify and Urb-it, to provide carbon-free deliveries to customers in the Bristol Clean Air Zone (CAZ).
Zedify and Urb-it, which both supply e-cargo bikes, began offering zero-emission deliveries within the CAZ on 1 March.
Evri and Zedify were shortlisted for the Last-Mile Delivery Award at the inaugural CiTTI Awards 2022.
The partnerships mean that any Evri parcel, under 15kg, delivered to consumers’ homes within the clean air zone will be reportedly be 100% emission-free.
Evri expects the total number of parcels delivered in the area to be 345,000 per year, which it says will save an estimated saving 57.4 tons of CO2 per annum.
What’s more, the courier claims to have the lowest carbon emissions of any dedicated parcel company in the UK. This partnership aligns with its commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Nancy Hobhouse, Head of ESG said “We’re focused on reducing our carbon emission across our operation, using innovative products and services such as this brings us that step closer to our net zero goal.“
Simon Whitehead, Head of Bristol Hub at Zedify said ”At Zedify, we’re on a mission to get vans off streets and make cities like Bristol cleaner, safer places that are better for everyone. In 2021, we launched our award-winning cargo bike delivery service in the city. Now, with the launch of a new clean air zone, this collaboration helps to maximise our impact in dramatically decarbonising the process of getting parcels to people’s doorsteps and cleaning up Bristol’s air.”
Kevin Kviblad, CEO at Urb-it said “We are delighted to work with Evri to sustainably deliver its products to their customers in the UK. Evri has high ambitions for improving its sustainability strategy, and we’re pleased to be able to partner on making our industry better and our cities healthier and more liveable.”