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Nestle & Sustainable Supply Chain

Nestle India will be using GreenLine's LNG powered trucks for the transportation of India's beloved Maggi Noodles. GreenLine Logistics has, apparently, developed innovative 46 feet long trucks specifically designed for the transportation of the noodle boxes.

In comparison with traditional diesel-powered trucks, an LNG fueled fleet reduces greenhouse emissions substantially - carbon emissions decrease by up to 30%, sulphur oxides reduce by up to 100%, nitrogen oxides by up to 59%, carbon monoxide by up to 70%, and particulate matter by up to 91%. It will be safe to say that with the amount of reductions in emissions, as listed above, the collaboration between Nestle and GreenLine Logistics exhibits the former's commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of its logistics operations and promoting environmental stewardship.

The 55-tonne, 46-foot LNG trucks developed by GreenLine will bring a substantial result in Nestle's supply chain emissions, not just by using a cleaner fuel but by also reducing the number of vehicles required for transportation. Mimani emphasized that this collaboration marks a significant milestone, ushering in a new era of eco-friendly logistics for consumer goods companies in India.

Nestle India has been evidently vocal about sustainable logistics, acknowledging the importance of addressing environmental changes. During the India Supply Chain Conference 2023, Ashish Pandey, Head of Supply Chain at Nestle India, highlighted the significance of sustainable road transportation. According to him, simplification of checking procedures on road, along with elimination of unnecessary paperwork related to transporting goods, would also be instrumental in making transportation more sustainable.

Pandey acknowledged the need for battery-operated trucks in India and stressed the importance of further efforts in sustainable logistics. When asked about his thoughts on fortifying the supply chain to meet the growing demand from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities in India, he started by stating that over 60% of India's population resides in these cities, and there is a need for FMCG companies to prioritize these markets.

With Nestle India's collaboration with GreenLine Logistics and its commitment to sustainability, the company is setting a benchmark for the consumer goods industry in India.

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