We work with our customers to optimise their supply chains, increasing efficiency and minimising the impact on the environment.
Building better supply chains for our customers includes increasing visibility of the impact that their supply chains have on the environment. Our efforts include CO2 emissions reporting, consolidating freight, choosing the right transportation modes, and choosing the optimal location for warehouses.
Besides making sense from a commercial perspective for customers, these aspects of supply chain optimisation and visibility can help reduce the impact that transportation and logistics have on the environment.
By consolidating our customers' shipments, we can help significantly reduce their carbon footprint. This includes making sure that trailers and containers are optimally loaded, with consideration for cargo weight, volume and density. We can thereby reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency because fewer transports go out without full loads. Besides being sustainable, it also reduces the overall costs for customers.
Choosing the right transport mode
Choosing transport mode and route also impacts the environment, as different transport modes emit different amounts of CO2. We help our customers find the right routes and transport modes that suit their needs for time of delivery and budget, while still focusing on choosing the most environmentally friendly solution. Generally, the faster the transport and the heavier the goods, the higher the cost and carbon emissions.
Building more sustainable supply chains
The perfect supply chain is a lean and green supply chain. Our Supply Chain Innovation team collaborates with large customers daily to optimise their supply chains from a cost, service and environmental perspective.
Our supply chain experts have extensive experience in optimising supply chains. Using their access to transportation and warehouse experts in more than 80 countries, as well as cutting-edge tools, the team analyses supply chains to find improvement potential.
The outcome of Supply Chain Innovation’s projects is almost always a leaner supply chain – and thus a supply chain with reduced environmental impact.
Contact Lindsay Zingg, Senior Director, Group Sustainability