Southern Glazer Improves Efficiency, Adds EVs - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions  -  February 1, 2024

Southern Glazer Improves Efficiency, Adds EVs

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, a distributor of beverage alcohol, announced that its fleet strategy focuses on engine efficiency, supply chain strategy optimization, and a shift to electric vehicles. 

Details were published in its 2023 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. 

The company invested in a fleet of electric vehicles that are being tested to evaluate the impact on operational efficiency and the environment in select markets. This fleet includes 50 Ford eTransit vans, two Freightliner eCascadia tractors, and an Orange EV yard tractor, according to a statement.

Southern Glazer made a commitment to tracking and reducing its vehicle idle time by 5% each year, over the next five years, to reduce gas emissions by 25%. The company reported it had achieved a 5% reduction for 2023.

At its facilities, the company’s strategy includes optimizing water and energy efficiency while pursuing on-site and off-site renewable solutions. 

Southern Glazer began the transition to low-flow plumbing fixtures and LED lighting with energy-efficient controls in many markets, including Fort Worth and Raymore. These energy and water-saving features will be standard as Southern Glazer's expands to newer facilities. 

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