Maputo – Gas-powered delivery trucks are set to reduce fuel costs and improve vehicle safety for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) in Mozambique.
The company unveiled the first two vehicles that have been converted to run on compressed natural gas and diesel at an event in Maputo today.
“Gas-powered trucks are not only more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, they are also more economical to run and because of the size, structure and location of the gas tank, safer,” said Duncan Wyness, general manager of Coca-Cola Sabco the subsidiary of CCBA in Mozambique.
“At CCBA, we are a proud industry leader in developing increasingly sustainable ways to manufacture, distribute and sell our products.
“We use our industry leadership to be part of the solution to achieve positive change in the world and to build a more sustainable future for our planet.
“Our aim is to create greater shared opportunity for the business and the communities we serve across the value-chain. Opportunity is more than just money, it’s about a better future for people and their communities everywhere on the African continent.
“People matter. Our planet matters. We believe in doing business the right way by following our values and working toward solutions that benefit us all. Profitability is important, but not at any cost,” said Wyness
“Environmental sustainability is more than just another corporate social investment, but a fully integrated part of doing business,” said Wyness.
“Reducing our environmental impact requires continuously improving processes, enhance innovation and strategic allocation of resources and investment, and this move to gas-powered vehicles is one aspect of CCBA’s commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and impact on the environment.”