One Stop Logistics

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One move includes switching to paper bags for home deliveries 

One Stop is rolling out a swathe of new sustainability measures in its mission to be carbon neutral by 2035.

One of the eco moves it has taken is switching to paper bags for home delivery orders across 600 company-owned stores, via the likes of Deliveroo and Uber Eats, which kicked off last month.

There are two bag sizes, which has allowed the company to further reduce waste, it added.

The Tesco-owned retailer has estimated the switch to paper bags will remove approximately three million plastic bags from use, based on current sales figures and the average order size forecast over the next 12 months.

“We wanted to take this step to reduce the amount of plastic being used to fulfil each online order,” said One Stop head of online Tim Josephs.

“The bags are printed with our logo and sealed with tape, providing a better aesthetic for our online customers.”

One Stop will also be rolling out fuel-saving tyres across 40 of its 226 HGV trailers by the end of the year. The vehicles are monitored and assessed monthly to ensure the tyres have sufficient tread and are at the optimum pressure that is most fuel-efficient.

This follows a successful trial conducted by Tesco on the potential saving from low resistance tyres on distribution equipment.

The Fleetboard system from Mercedes Benz has also been fitted to all lorries operated by One Stop’s logistics team.

The software uses the vehicle metrics to create an algorithm that provides scores and feedback to the drivers on their driving performance, such as on maintaining momentum, braking force, and accelerator pedal use.

The drivers are then scored based on a driving style that improves fuel efficiency.

Since the system’s introduction, One Stop transport general manager Daniel Price has overseen a steady improvement in the driving style average across the distribution centres.

For example, the Southampton DC average driver style score has improved by 8% since 2020 and is now significantly ahead of the company-wide KPI set.

“The combination of initiatives and changes we’ve implemented over the last few years have led to significant savings on fuel and maintenance costs,” said Price.

“This has equally helped us as a company to reduce our CO2 output across all our distribution centres by 9.88%. The Fleetboard system alone has allowed One Stop to monitor and manage driver performance, resulting in over 100,000 litres of diesel saved this year.”