Brambles commits to 2020 Sustainability Goals

Global supply chain logistics company adopting closer alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Brambles, a global supply chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has announced its Sustainability Goals for 2020.

The company’s goals focus on the most material aspects of the Group’s operations and are closely aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

“Brambles has made significant progress in delivering continual improvement through our sustainability objectives over the past five years,” said Brambles chief executive officer, Tom Gorman. “Our 2020 Sustainability Goals set a new challenge for us – one that we are excited and committed to undertaking. Our commitment to sustainability fits intrinsically with our model, our markets and our customers’ needs and I am delighted to see our goals also align so directly with the Sustainability Goals established by the UN.”

Brambles offers pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple supply-chain participants in a “circular economy” model utilizing the principles of recover, reuse, reduce and recycle. The Brambles circular business model, known as pooling, enables customers to transport goods through the supply chain while eliminating the financial and environmental costs and risks of purchasing and disposing of one-way transportation platforms such as pallets or cardboard boxes.

Brambles has previously achieved the following under the Group’s 2015 Sustainability Goals, which were set in 2010:
● A 20% reduction in carbon emissions
● 97% of wood purchased from certified sources
● 75% zero wood waste to landfill at sites comprising 92% of production volumes
● Collaboration with more than 100 food banks, contributing to in-kind donations of $1.45 million in FY15
● 15% improvement in the Brambles injury frequency rate
● 25% increase in participation in education, training and development days
● In FY15, customers use of Brambles’ pallets and reusable plastic crates eliminated 460,000 tons of waste from landfill and saved 1.38 million trees.

Click here for a table with the 2020 goals’ strategies and benefits.


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