EMSOL is being trialed by Waitrose to gain visibility and control of site noise pollution from logistics activity

Sep 7, 2021 | News

EMSOL is being trialed by Waitrose to gain visibility and control of site noise pollution from logistics activity as part of the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. The aim of the project between EMSOL and Waitrose is to understand which vehicles, trailers, types of fuel and logistics activities are causing noise pollution. EMSOL will be tracking vehicles at Waitrose store sites in London, then matching vehicle location with noise pollution levels. This will enable Waitrose to understand which vehicles and activities are causing the most and least pollution and take specific mitigations to reduce the pollution. The result is to support Waitrose to achieve their local environment and community engagement commitments.

Freddie Taleberg, Founder and CEO of EMSOL said “The chance to work with major household names like Waitrose and John Lewis who are committed to driving sustainability is an exciting opportunity for EMSOL. This project will monitor the Waitrose/John Lewis fleet from store to depot and ensure minimal impact. Such a solution could be rolled out across 377 Waitrose and John Lewis stores nationwide to provide comprehensive insights .”

EMSOL was selected as one of the winners of the Transport for London (TfL) Freight Lab project; which aims to solve one of the challenges set by the Mayor’s Civic Innovation Challenge. This provides an opportunity to work with household names such as Waitrose / John Lewis.

The EMSOL platform goes beyond passive, historic pollution monitoring to help businesses take targeted mitigations which reduce pollution every day on urban sites and in the local community. EMSOL fuses real-time pollution data and vehicle location data to identify the specific sources of pollution. EMSOL has a unique ability to predict pollution breaches and their sources on a site so actions can be taken before they become a problem. EMSOL can also exclude ambient pollution from site generated pollution to ensure that site operators are seeing just the pollution generated from logistics activity on their site. All of this gives site operators visibility and control to reduce pollution, control costs, enhance community relations and increase revenue.

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