How logistics giant took control of its power

After a year-long programme by energy monitoring partner Deepki, French logistics group Heppner has detailed oversight of electricity and natural gas consumption at more than 4m sq ft in 89 buildings across France.

All the CSR data concerning Heppner’s buildings are now centralised and securely stored directly in the Deepki Ready platform. This platform enables users to view their buildings’ performance and load curves in real time, define specific action plans to reduce the buildings’ energy consumption and comply with regulatory obligations.

In the near future, Deepki will accompany Heppner in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, and UK to help it gain a complete overview of its energy consumption in all these countries.

Heppner, which expects a turnover of €950m in 2022, has set itself the goal to reduce its energy consumption by 40% by 2030 and set targets for logistics activities at ambient temperature.

Heppner sought Deepki’s expertise to:

  • Collect and track the buildings’ energy consumption data
  • Define an appropriate general and individual response strategy for the buildings as Deepki identifies priority sites requiring energy audits
  • Create awareness among the company’s employees of good energy use practices with the goal of encouraging them to reduce their individual and collective energy consumption
  • Build and implement CSR indicators as part of the company’s extra-financial reporting.

Cédric Frachet, Heppner’s chief operating officer, said: “We are very happy with our partnership with Deepki, which has enabled us to measure, make good decisions and take effective steps to improve our buildings’ energy efficiency.”

Deepki’s co-founders, Vincent Bryant and Emmanuel Blanchet, said in a statement: “We will continue to provide Heppner with the best technological solutions developed by Deepki. We are looking forward to supporting Heppner abroad as well, to help them accelerate their environmental transition on a global scale.”

Heppner runs transport networks connecting more than 40 European countries, with deliveries round the clock to major European cities.

Founded in 2014, Deepki has developed a software solution that uses data intelligence to guide real estate players in their net zero transition. The solution leverages customer data to improve assets’ ESG performance and maximise asset value. Deepki operates in 38 countries, with 150 team members across offices in Paris, London, Berlin, Milan and Madrid. The company serves clients including Generali Real Estate, Allianz Real Estate, SwissLife Asset Managers and the French government, helping to make their real estate assets more sustainable at scale. In March 2022 Deepki raised €150m in a Series C round of funding which was jointly led by Highland Europe and One Peak Partners LLP. Other investors include Bpifrance, through their Large Venture fund and Revaia.

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