Jakarta (Antara) – AstraZeneca supports efforts to decarbonize the health sector in Indonesia by converting its 500 operational fleet, which previously used fossil fuels, to electric vehicles.
“The transformation of the AstraZeneca fleet to electric vehicles is our latest sustainability initiative that reflects AstraZeneca’s commitment.” permanent health care” AstraZeneca Indonesia President Director Sewan Chon said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
He made the statement at the launch of the AstraZeneca electric vehicle and the signing of a memorandum of understanding on “Building a Green Indonesia through Electric Vehicle Adoption and Local Participation” at the Kemenkomarves office in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.
Sevan Chon said this change will have the impact of reducing carbon emissions from AstraZeneca’s operational vehicles by 900 metric tons.
Additionally, he said, the move also reaffirms AstraZeneca’s commitment to support the government’s initiative to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles by partnering with local electric vehicle manufacturers.
AstraZeneca has collaborated with Volta Indonesia as an electric vehicle manufacturer. Volta will be the company providing electric motors for AstraZeneca.
This collaboration between the companies aims to support local manufacturing, as well as accelerate the use of electric vehicles to achieve Indonesia’s zero emissions target by 2060.
By October 2023, AstraZeneca has deployed 120 electric motorbikes and 5 electric cars. An additional 30 electric motorbikes will arrive by the end of 2023. Thus, overall, the number of electric motorbikes used for AstraZeneca operations will reach 150 units in 2023.
“Next year, we will complete the transition to 500 electric vehicles. Virtually 100 percent conversion from fuel oil to electricity. “This is our commitment and it is not easy,” Seohan Chon said.
On this occasion, he also reminded that achieving zero carbon health services cannot be done alone. According to him, this can only be realized by maintaining the global cooperation that has been established since fighting COVID-19.
“By maintaining global cooperation, we can one day restore the Earth and protect human health for future generations,” said Sevan Chon.
Reporter: putu indah savitri
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