Swish Transport Report 2021

Swish is committed to continuous improvement in the environmental performance of its delivery fleet in order to minimise its impact on the environment.

In order to do this we monitor the number of miles that our delivery vehicles cover and the fuel that they consume over that distance. We can then tell how efficient we are in our delivery operations and as a result monitor the effect of strategies we put in place to reduce our fuel usage.

We introduced an improved remote monitoring of driver performance in 2021 which include the following:

  • Harsh braking
  • Cornering speeds
  • General speeding

Drivers are trained to extract the maximum mpg from their vehicles by driving in a smooth, safe and efficient manner.

To achieve the considerable efficiencies since 2008 we have put in place some carefully monitored actions:

  • The Swish transport fleet is regularly updated to continue to take advantage of improvements in vehicle emission levels and fuel usage. During 2021 we updated the remaining 6 vehicles in our fleet to Euro VI.
  • All our vehicles are regularly maintained to a high standard ensuring that they all perform at their optimum
  • Because our fleet is so efficient we use our own vehicles on longer routes and use subcontract vehicles only when necessary.
  • We monitor load utilisation and have invested in software to maximise loads and reduce mileage.
  • We train all our drivers to help them improve fuel usage and on our new vehicles we will have driver assist information to advise drivers in real time on optimum driving techniques to reduce fuel consumption.
  • Some of our vehicles have had their maximum speed lowered in order to reduce fuel consumption.

Diesel usage 

In 2021 diesel usage reduced by 12%, this was affected by two factors, the new fleet of all Euro VI vehicles and the increased use of sub-contractors due to driver shortages and increased sales.

In 2015 we began to monitor the diesel used by company cars and measure this against production tonnage. As a result we able able to say that in 2021 the CO2 output from this source reduced by 10%. This is due to more efficient vehicles and an increased use of remote working due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



Change 2020/21 

Change since 2008

Moving Impacts (Transportation)

Transport Vehicle Fuel, LPG



Company Vehicle Fuel

Diesel used by company cars