Pallet pooling leader CHEP tapped by national logistics publication for seventh year in a row.
For the seventh consecutive year, CHEP USA <http://www.chep.com> , a leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, has been named a “Top Green Provider” by Food Logistics Magazine. CHEP is once again placed on that publication’s Top Green Providers list for 2014, in recognition of companies whose product, service, or exemplary leadership enhances sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
“CHEP is honored to be included in this list once again in 2014,” says Matthew Harris, Manager, Sustainability, CHEP USA. “Receiving this acknowledgement from Food Logistics is a testament to our fundamental commitment to sustainability throughout our organization and the relationships we’ve established with world-class manufacturers and retailers, third-party providers, and suppliers.
“We believe our focus on sustainability will continue to drive improvements throughout the entire supply chain including the optimization of end-to-end operational efficiencies, and an overall improvement in our environment,” Harris adds.
CHEP has committed to five-year targets that will minimize environmental impacts, including:
- Reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by 20% from a 2010 baseline;
- Source 100% of lumber for CHEP USA wooden pallets from certified sources by 2015;
- Send zero lumber waste to landfill by 2015; and
- Secure year-over-year reductions in water consumption and waste generation.
With 7,500-plus employees and 300 million pallets and containers, CHEP leads in the provision of managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions, serving many of the world’s largest companies in sectors such as consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage and automotive. CHEP believes its service to be environmentally sustainable, increasing efficiency for customers while reducing operating risk and product damage. It supports more than 500,000 customer touch-points in 49 countries, with customers including global companies and brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s, Kraft, Nestlé, Ford and GM. CHEP is part of Brambles Limited.
“Food producers and manufacturers have a longstanding and unique relationship to sustainability and environmental conservation considering their dependence on water resources and arable land,” comments Lara L. Sowinski, editor-in-chief for Food Logistics. “In recent years, sustainability has also become critical to other players in the global food supply chain, particularly transportation and logistics providers, equipment manufacturers, software and technology companies, and others who recognize that incorporating sustainable practices leads to more efficient, ethical and profitable organizations.”