Compressed natural gas delivery truck

Location: Poland

Impact Area

  • Nutrition
  • Water
  • Rural Development
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Compliance
  • Community engagement
  • Gender balance & diversity
Sep 1, 2013, updated September 2013

Compressed natural gas delivery truck
Clean transportation:Exploring the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in our vehicles.

We are exploring opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matters, which cause air pollution in urban areas.

Nestlé Waters Poland has been pilot testing five delivery trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) since 2012. Natural gas has much lower gaseous emissions, reduces noise, produces less CO2 emissions and it is safer to use than traditional liquid fuels.

Programme description

We’re exploring opportunities to switch to compressed natural gas (CNG) in our vehicles rather than diesel fuel.

During the trial, we have found that fuel costs are less, but maintenance costs are higher than a standard vehicle and in Poland the number of filling stations limits operability. We are continuing the trial and today, Nestlé Waters uses eight CNG vehicles.

Value to Society

The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies diesel engine fumes as carcinogenic to humans. Switching to CNG in our trucks, particularly those used in urban areas, can contribute health benefits for communities. It reduces toxic emissions, cuts carbon monoxide by around 90%, NOx emissions by 25% and produces little particulate matter. The benefits of using CNG go beyond the requirements of the new Euro 6 norms for diesel trucks, which are due to become mandatory from 2014 onwards.

Value to Nestlé

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