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Sustainable mobility for vehicles 

One of the objectives of our Moving Green approach is to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our vehicles by 30% by 2030, through the optimisation of our transport plans, reducing the fuel consumption of our vehicles and favouring alternative energies.

camion electrique dans ville

Reduce fuel consumption

Since 2021 and alongside DCbrain, a company specialising in artificial intelligence applied to complex physical networks, STEF has been trialling a solution that enables more virtuous operation of the transport network and improved energy efficiency.

STEF operates mega-trucks in Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands. They make it possible to consolidate transport, thereby reducing the number of kilometres travelled and cutting CO2 emissions by around 60%.

At the same time, STEF continues to promote eco-driving, an approach that has been reinforced since 2021 by a driving behaviour management system, which enables driving behaviour to be analysed and improved on a daily basis.

Promoting alternative fuels

We have decided to give priority to low-carbon energies that are available immediately or in the short term, which will gradually replace diesel.

B100 Biodiesel : we have signed a contract with Saipol (Groupe Avril) to supply 1/3 of STEF's HGV fleet with Oleo100. This "B100" renewable energy from French rapeseed reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 60%.

Biogas : STEF is introducing bioGNV vehicles for serving low-emission zones (LEZ). Biogas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.

Electric vehicles : we are working with manufacturers to make these vehicles compatible with our operating constraints, particularly in terms of range and recharging time, in relation to refrigerated transport applications. We are therefore pursuing a policy of continuous testing.

Hydrogen solutions : we are involved in studies and projects relating to the use of hydrogen-powered heavy goods vehicles in Europe. 

Camion STEF utilisant du carburant B100
Camion Bosch STEF

Improving on-board refrigeration systems in vehicles

Conventional solutions for heating vehicles use non-road diesel, which has a high impact on CO₂ emissions. STEF is therefore experimenting with alternative solutions and deploys them once they are mature and reliable.

  • Hydrogen : initiated by Bosch and Carrier Transicold in collaboration with bodybuilder Lamberet, the hydrogen fuel cell project has entered the road trials phase with STEF;
  • "Engineless" electric refrigeration units powered by the vehicle's engine : 20 vehicles were tested in 2020. In 2021, STEF decided to standardise the installation of electric refrigeration units on all of its rigid trucks;
  • Cryogenics : 90 vehicles are already equipped with this direct expansion system using compressed nitrogen, which creates cold without fuel. This technology is interesting in terms of air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and noise pollution.

In figures 


vehicles equipped with nitrogen cryogenics since 2017

- 30%

target to reduce CO₂ emissions from our vehicles by 2030


of our vehicles comply with the Euro VI anti-pollution standard

Trophée EVE award

Following the launch of the river transport of temperature-controlled goods on the Seine Axis, FERRERO and STEF were awarded the EVE trophy for their environmental commitment in the "best cooperation between players" category

Engagements Volontaires pour l'Environnement

"Objective CO2" certification

In France, since 2016, the Group's results have been recognised by the ADEME "Objectif CO2- transport responsable" label (CO2 responsible transport).

Label Objectif CO2

To go further

Moving green : our climate approach


More responsible cooling


Nos actions liées aux enjeux environnementaux