IPM India Goes Green with Electric Vehicles for Efficient Logistics
IPM India Wholesale Trading Private Limited (IPM India), a country affiliate of Philip Morris International, Inc. (PMI), expands its logistics fleet with electric vehicles (EVs) to optimize its sustainable logistics network.
These vehicles, which will be available in Delhi-NCR and Mumbai, will save more than 13 tonnes of CO2. In line with the organization’s long-term sustainability goals and the primary goal of reducing carbon emissions, the deployment of EVs is the first and most important step in the journey toward sustainable logistics. Each EV is capable of carrying up to 1000 kgs of weight and can easily travel 100 kilometers on a single charge.
Commenting on the occasion, Alexander Reisch, Managing Director, of IPM India, said, “We are excited to announce the addition of EVs to our logistics fleet in India. For IPM India, sustainability is more than just a means to minimize negative externalities and mitigate risks while maximizing operational efficiency and resource optimization. As an organization, we see sustainability as a fundamental opportunity for innovation, growth, and purpose-led, impact-driven, long-term value creation. Accordingly, we work hard to integrate sustainability into every aspect of our business and activities. Electric vehicles are revolutionizing the world of road transport. The adoption of EVs aligns with our core values. With each new carbon-neutral initiative, we move a step closer to realizing our goal—to transition toward a carbon-neutral model.”
Sharad Aggarwal, CEO, of Godfrey Phillips India (GPI), said, “We take immense pride in facilitating the introduction of electric vehicles (EVs) into IPM India’s logistics fleet and enhance our commitment to sustainability. At Godfrey Philips India (GPI), responsible and sustainable business has always taken precedence and extends far beyond the realms of risk mitigation. This complements the ongoing initiative of using 350+ electric scooters for last-mile product deliveries by our dedicated salesmen across diverse geographies. Our progressive stride towards carbon neutrality brings us closer to the realization of our ultimate vision—an epochal shift towards a carbon-neutral paradigm. And with IPM India as our esteemed partner, we are confident that our sustainability efforts will gain even greater strength.”
IPM India aims to create a sustainable logistics network and support India’s journey to a carbon-neutral environment, in line with the government’s focus on accelerating EV adoption in India and sustainable logistics. The organization intends to expand its EV fleet across key Indian cities.
IPM India Wholesale Trading Private Limited is a company based in India.
Philip Morris Brands Sarl of Switzerland and two Indian partners, Godfrey Phillips India Limited (GPI) and K.K. Modi Investment & Financial Services Private Limited formed IPM India Wholesale Trading Private Limited.