SUSTAINABILITY

MEETING OUR OBJECTIVES

Sustainability is at the core of our everyday decision making with our vision to build upon our own carbon neutrality and deliver net zero carbon supply chains. Our main warehousing facilities and terminals in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Great Braxted have recently (2022) been certified as carbon neutral. We started our sustainability journey more than ten years ago and are conscious that we can still achieve further carbon footprint improvements, not only for ourselves but also for our customers.

The most naturally sustainable supply chains are quite often the most efficient and hence, cost effective. Whilst cost remains a fundamental measure in any logistical route, our experience has shown us that small, but innovative changes, can make an exponential improvement in sustainability without having detrimental financial implications.

As technology continues to advance net zero supply chains will become more and more accessible, but until that happens, careful and considered review of logistical routes using cost effective carbon reducing technologies allows us to be at the forefront of our sector in promoting and delivering improvements. We must remain agile to introduce these advancements to existing chains in our dedication for continuous improvement.

THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABILITY

We strive to develop better supply chains for a better planet. Our aims and objectives are shaped by the three pillars of sustainability.

In our role as supply chain management service providers, we are committed to ensuring minimal impact on the environment with a view to fostering a sustainable future.

Sustainability Journey

Our sustainability Journey

2008

First electric forklifts used

2012

RECYCLING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN INTRODUCED INTO EACH OF OUR SITES

2014

SOLAR PANELS TO POWER THE GLOBAL HQ

2016

ALL DISTRIBUTION CENTRE FORKLIFTS ARE ELECTRIC

2017

OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE LED REPLACEMENT PROGRAM COMMENCEs

2018

ALL FLEET CARS ARE HYBRID OR FULLY ELECTRIC

2019

SWITCH TO BIOETHANOL FOR HEAVY PLANt

2019

CUTTING EDGE DATA ANALYTICS IMPLEMENTED TO REDUCE ANY UNNECESSARY STOCK MOVEMENTS

2020

ALL NEW SUPPLY CHAINS HAVE TWO MEASURES – COST AND CO2 EMISSIONS

 

2020

GRID POWER REQUIREMENTS DRAWN USING NET ZERO SOURCES

2021

TRIAL OF NEW LITHIUM ION FORKLIFT TRUCKS

2021

SOLAR PANELS PROCURED FOR AMSTERDAM HQ

 

2022

Amsterdam, Antwerp and Great Braxted sites certified as carbon neutral

 

Reducing CO2 Emissions

REDUCING CO2 emissions

We are always looking to reduce CO2 emissions through innovative logistics to reduce the number of trucks on the road. As we design experiences, execute supply chains and evaluate our success, we are able to choose every day in big and small ways how our actions and words build a better quality of life for our employees, customers and suppliers.

We are committed to minimising emissions. Our environmental practices and integrated logistics assets, such as warehouse facilities and transport vehicles, demonstrate green features that reduce our operational impact on the environment.

Commodity Centre focuses on implementing the most sustainable supply chain for our customers to achieve efficient, innovative, safe and environmentally friendly solutions.

We work tirelessly to make sure that we realise our ambitions of carbon neutrality.

CASE STUDIES
We’re proud to showcase a select few of our recent projects. These Case Studies offer an insight into how we apply our experience, Innovation, Sustainability and Agility to help and support our clients.
1
JDE UK & IRELAND
JDE UK & Ireland was looking to partner with a sector specialist to optimise their UK supply chain, whilst improving stock availability and reducing port costs.
2
COMMUNITY FOODS
Community Foods needed to find a supply chain partner to support their manufacturing, processing and packing facility with logistics services.