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.

Sustainability Goals 2020

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.

Sustainability framework
Sustainability framework

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 platforms 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.

Watch how our business model builds on sustainability based on an example for pallets and the manufacturer-retailer cycle. CHEP Automotive and Industrial uses the same principles to provide sustainable solutions to your industry.

Collaboration Project

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.

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

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.

Case Studies

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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. Under its parent company Brambles, CHEP is ranked 1st in its industry category

Representing the ’gold standard‘ for corporate sustainability, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the first global index to track leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance factors and S&P Dow Jones Indices’ robust index methodology.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index
The Dow Jones Sustainability Index judges companies on over 600 environmental, social and corporate governance factors.

United Nations

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.

United Nations Refugee Agency Logo and United Nations Compact Logo
The UN Refugee Agency and UN Global compact partners with CHEP

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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