With businesses increasingly focused on lowering their operational CO2 emissions to zero, logistics expert Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Lutterworth, is committed to reducing its environmental impact in partnership with CHEP.
Supply chain and equipment pooling specialist CHEP, a Brambles company, the world’s most sustainable supply chain solutions company, helps Rhenus achieve a significant reduction in waste, emissions, and white wood from its supply chain without compromising on service or supply.
Based in Leicestershire and specializing in third-party UK warehousing solutions, pre-retail, returns management, distribution services, and contract management logistics, the relationship involves Rhenus’ use of CHEP’s pallet pooling service to transport palletized goods leaving its hub to customers across the UK and abroad, made easier as its main customers also use CHEP’s system.
Rhenus committed to a sustainable logistics model
John Taylor, transport manager at Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Lutterworth, explains: “The transportation industry has a big impact on the environment, and we want to lead the way by reducing our carbon output. We’re committed to operating a sustainable logistics model.
“As the market leader in pallet supply CHEP helps us do that by reducing waste in our supply chain, saving wood resources by limiting the use and disposal of single use wooden pallets and reducing vehicle emissions through fewer movements. Now more than ever it makes sense to have a pooled resource, and to rent and reuse rather than buy.”
With a wide range of supply chain platforms, CHEP works with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) all the way up to household name businesses and international brands.
Matt Quinn, CHEP Vice-President, Northern Europe, adds: “Our longstanding working relationship with Rhenus is a real testament to the service CHEP offers, and a great example of how our circular economy approach can deliver the availability and sustainability that our customers rely on.
“Our model – where equipment continually circulates throughout the supply chain and is repaired and reused – delivers significant cost savings, transparent annual costs to budget and secure supply accordingly, and substantial environmental benefits compared to other alternatives. There are currently some 36 million CHEP blue pallets in circulation in the UK and Ireland, offering security of availability through our pool and network size.”
The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics specialists with global business operations and an annual turnover amounting to EUR 7.0 billion. 37,500 employees work at 970 business sites and develop innovative solutions along the complete supply chain. Whether providing transport, warehousing, customs clearance, or value-added services, the family-owned business pools its operations in various business units where customers’ needs are the central focus at all times.
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