As Norway’s only pure play online grocery retailer, Kolonial.no wants to change the way consumers shop for their groceries. As part of that, the company has high ambitions regarding the environment. Kolonial.no has already made good progress on food waste; its in-house bakery is able to bake to order resulting in zero waste and, across the wider business, food waste has halved in each of the past three years. On delivery logistics, the company leverages AI to set efficient logistic routes to reduce carbon emissions from its biofuel-powered vans, and have started piloting all electric vans. Now, a new milestone has been achieved as the company switches from plastic bags to cardboard boxes for their grocery deliveries, reducing the carbon footprint by over 40% per box.
Our goal is to create the world’s most climate-friendly shopping experience. Ceasing to use plastic bags for deliveries is one step in that direction as we continue our work to cut out plastic in all aspects of our business and to strive for ways to reduce our emissions across the entire organization.
- Karl Munthe-Kaas, CEO & co-founder of Kolonial