Inbound Logistics Selects CHEP As a Top 50 Green Supply Chain Partner

Leading industry publication Inbound Logistics has chosen CHEP, the world’s leading pallet and container pooling company, as one of the Top 50 Green Supply Chain Partners on its G50 list, honoring the company for the second consecutive year. CHEP and other companies selected, including several CHEP partners, are featured in the June 2010 issue of the magazine.

CHEP display pallet

Companies submitted their credentials to Inbound Logistics and were selected based on their measurable, documented investment in green technologies, processes and systems. In addition, industry analysts were asked to provide a list of companies they identified as environmentally friendly. CHEP was also recognized as one of the Top 25 Green Supply Chain industry partners in 2009, the first year Inbound Logistics honored companies.

The citation given by Inbound Logistics reads:

A member of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Reusable Packaging Association, CHEP has been using Life Cycle Assessment methodology to quantify and reduce the environmental footprint of its reusable and recyclable pallet products and pooling services since 1999. The 2009 life cycle benefits created by manufacturers and retailers shipping on CHEP pallets amounted to saving 120 to 130 million pounds of solid waste (nearly 400,000 cubic yards of landfill space or 122 Olympic-sized pools); 2.8 to 3.4 trillion BTUs of energy (the energy equivalent of nearly 600,000 barrels of oil), and 50 to 150 tons of greenhouse gas emissions. CHEP collaborates with customers to assist them in supply chain improvement initiatives such as packaging reduction, design and testing; unit and trailer load configuration; platform and product damage reduction; and transportation optimization.

CHEP USA Director of Environment & Regulatory Affairs, Candice Herndon, said: “Everyone at CHEP is committed to delivering sustainable solutions to our customers and to ensuring that our own operation is as environmentally-friendly as possible. We are honored to be named to Inbound Logistics’ list of leading Green Supply Chain Partners for a second year in the company of so many distinguished organizations, and will work diligently to make the list next year.”

About CHEP

CHEP is the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, serving many of the world’s largest companies. The company has more than 7,500 employees and operates in 45 countries. Combining superior technology and an asset base of more than 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP offers its customers exceptional value, a platform that enables reduction in customer product damage, and an environmentally sustainable logistical solution. Supply chains served include consumer goods, produce, beverage and the automotive industry. With global partners that include Procter & Gamble, SYSCO, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestle, Ford and GM, CHEP is known for Handling the World’s Most Important Products. Everyday. Further information about CHEP is available at: www.chep.com.

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