Independent parcel carrier Yodel is expanding its partnership with sustainable logistics platform Urb-It to include Glasgow and Bristol for the first time, as well as extending services in London.
This partnership further supports Yodel’s expansion of sustainable, last-mile delivery efforts. “We take our environmental responsibility very seriously and a proactive approach to reducing the carbon footprint of our operations forms a key aspect of our decision making,” said Mike Hancox, CEO of Yodel.
“We are delighted to announce an expansion with our partners Urb-it to deliver the last mile sustainably across more UK cities, supporting the UK’s clean air zones in our last mile deliveries and the UK government’s net zero strategy.”
Urb-it started working with Yodel earlier this year, delivering parcels via its green network within several London boroughs. Its couriers deliver the last-mile exclusively on foot, bikes or via its e-cargo fleet, providing a service that is designed to reduce noise pollution, air pollution and congestion.
Urb-it’s CEO, Kevin Kviblad, added: “Urb-it has created a customer-centric and sustainable delivery solution that compliments Yodel’s delivery services and sustainability focus. We are delighted to be growing our partnership and expanding with them so that together we are making cities across the UK healthier.”
In October, Urb-it launched its sustainable delivery service in Scotland, following its introduction to Manchester in June. The certified B corporation is also planning to expand in both new and existing cities across Europe.