Sustainability

Building a Sustainable World

CHEP’s business model is inherently sustainable. By using our pooled assets and sustainability solutions our customers’ supply chains become more efficient in terms of cost and use of natural resources. We help customers become part of the circular economy through our principles of share and reuse. The more our customers use our platforms, the greater the efficiencies.

At the same time, we strive to minimise our own impact on the environment and contribute positively to the communities we operate in. CHEP plays a major role in advancing the Brambles Group’s Sustainability strategy and achieving its 2020 Sustainability Goals, which are tied to the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations. All our Sustainability activities are built around our strategic framework of Better Business, Better Planet, Better Communities.

How we can we help you become more sustainable

Our sustainability programme operates on three levels. Scroll down to see how each one reduces your operational costs and environmental impact.

  • Share and Reuse

    We replace disposable packaging with high quality, re-useable pallets and containers to eliminate waste and make your business more efficient.

  • Collaboration projects

    Through a full analysis of your supply chains we identify areas where we can work together to address your specific logistical challenges and save you money.

  • Best Practices & Credentials

    By partnering with CHEP you get access to our world-class supply chain professionals. Organisations from all across the globe have endorsed our sustainability expertise and the benefits it brings to our customers.

Share and Reuse

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The circular economy

Our Share and Reuse business model is based on the concept of the circular economy,  an industrial model where waste is seen as a resource and zero pollution is produced.

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Calculate how much you can save

Reuseable packaging solutions are inherently more efficient than single-use ones. When our customers share and reuse the same pallets to move their products, fewer pallets are required, less natural resources are consumed, less waste ends up in landfill sites and less CO2 enters the earth’s atmosphere.

Our Power Of Pooling calculator helps you quickly identify your potential cost and environmental savings.

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Collaboration projects

Collaboration projects
One type of Collaboration project we offer is Transport Collaboration, where we ‘close the loop’ to reduce empty miles.

The biggest Sustainability benefits can only be achieved by end-to-end collaboration across the entire supply chain. We work with you, your suppliers, your logistics partners, and others to find opportunities where cooperation can make your business more efficient. Scroll down to read case studies on some of the successful collaboration projects we have carried out with our customers.

Case Studies

Best Practices

We produce world-class best practice guidelines to show you how you can make your business more sustainable and cost-effective. Below you can see just some of the organisations that have endorsed CHEP’s sustainability credentials.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
This index judges companies on over 600 environmental, social and corporate governance factors.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices serve as benchmarks for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios, and provide an effective engagement platform for companies who want to adopt sustainable best practices. In 2017 CHEP, under its parent company Brambles, CHEP is ranked 1st in its industry category.

EcoVadis

EcoVadis
The EcoVadis Gold Award CHEP received in 2017.

CHEP has received multiple Gold Awards from EcoVadis, which provides Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. EcoVadis’ methodology is built on international Corporate Social Responsibility standards and these Gold Awards show CHEP is ranked in the top 5% of companies assessed.

United Nations

United Nations
The UN Refugee Agency partnered with CHEP because we are a global supply chain leader.

Our Sustainability programme is endorsed by the United Nations (UN) and our 2020 Sustainability Goals are fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. CHEP has worked very closely with the United Nations Refugee Agency to improve its supply chains and ensure emergency aid gets to where it’s needed as quickly as possible.

We are also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact. This is a voluntary corporate citizenship initiative that encourages businesses to align their strategy and operations with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

Coca Cola Enterprises

Coca Cola Enterprises
Coca Cola Enterprises is Coca Cola’s exclusive bottler for eight European countries.

In 2015 CHEP was named Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (CCE) Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Supplier of the Year. We won this award for our continuous efforts to develop innovative and sustainable logistics solutions.

The customer benefitted strongly from the successful collaboration projects it carried out with us. CHEP and CCE jointly developed an innovative new type of wheeled platform to meet CCE’s specific needs and make its supply chain more efficient. CCE also joined our collaborative transportation programme,which removed three million kilometres of truck haulage from European roads and cut CCE’s carbon emissions by almost three metric tonnes.

Better Communities

At CHEP we are dedicated to giving back to the communities we operate in. This means that we give permanent employees three days of Volunteer Leave and also make monetary and in-kind donations to various charities and not-for-profit organisations.

A lot of our community work is for food banks. Below you can see some examples of how we support these incredibly important institutions.

Better Communities

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