Unilever announced a new project part-funded by the EU which will reduce the distance its trucks drive on Europe's roads by around 200 million kilometres annually by the end of 2014, compared to 2010 levels. Of this, around 23 million vehicle kilometres will be removed from UK roads. The company's new transport management scheme will help to significantly reduce the impact that Unilever's supply chain has on the environment and Europe's roads network. Under an agreement signed with the European Commission, a new network of transport hubs will be established across Europe and managed by Unilever’s existing operations centre in Katowice, Poland. The project will use cutting edge technology to maximise the load efficiency of the trucks in use.