The initiative focuses on eliminating waste, eradicating empty transport miles and cutting out inefficiencies in the supply chain
Weybridge, London 15 October, 2019 – CHEP, the global leader in supply chain solutions, has announced a new initiative called “Zero Waste World” at two major events in Europe: IGD Supply Chain Summit in London and Sustainable Brands Madrid. The programme, initially rolled out in the North America in April, is a working collaboration that brings together leading retailers and manufacturers to create smarter and more sustainable supply chains.
The IGD Supply Chain Summit 2019 was attended by key companies like Morrisons, ASDA, Nestlé and Uber Freight. Speakers at Sustainable Brands Madrid included Jim Adams, who served as the Deputy Chief Technologist at NASA and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Marc Buckley, among others.
The Zero Waste World initiative focuses on three main areas:
- Eliminating physical waste from single-use packaging to unsaleable products
- Eradicating empty transport miles through collaborative initiatives, from load fill optimisation to collaborative transport solutions
- Cutting out inefficiencies, from supply chain visibility and advanced analytics to process optimisation and automation
“CHEP’s network scale and visibility put us in a unique position in the supply chain to collaborate with companies and help them save time, money and resources, while creating greater value for society” says Paul Nathan, Senior Director of Zero Waste World in Europe. “We’ve partnered with global FMCG leaders using our expertise in circularity and expanding our share and re-use model to reduce the impact of their supply chains”
In Europe, CHEP’s Transport Collaboration solutions have already helped more than 200 customers save 6.6 million km of empty truck journeys, avoid 6,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions, and save €8.7 million.
Miguel Ángel de Miguel, Director of Digital Technology and Logistics at Spanish brewery Mahou San Miguel, commented “CHEP’s collaborative solutions are proof that CHEP is responding to market needs and is committed to innovation and added value. The Zero Waste World initiative will deliver not only savings, but also other intangible values derived from the cooperation with other companies, such as a positive impact on sustainability.”
“Our goal is to partner with leading companies committed to building a waste-free supply chain through collaborative solutions designed for the industry,” said Matt Quinn, CHEP Vice President, Northern Europe at the IGD Supply Chain Summit in London.
Paul Nathan adds “While we’re proud of the work we’ve done so far, this is only the beginning. Overcoming our shared challenges will take concerted effort and collaboration, but I’m confident that together we can make a difference.”
CHEP is expanding the initiative to multi-company coalitions and open innovation events in which supply chain experts can regularly come together virtually and in person to share ideas and examples of how to best address the three main challenges of the Zero Waste World programme.
For more information on the programme visit https://brambles.com/zero-waste-world/
CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,000 people and we believe in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 330 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.