CHEP, a Brambles company, received the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award at Industrial Pack 2018 in Atlanta on Wednesday. The award honors CHEP and its new carbon neutral half pallet, a circular supply chain solution that helps customers reach both sustainability and business goals.
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CHEP’s Carbon Neutral Half Pallet, winner of the 2018 Industrial Packaging Awards Environmental Initiative of the Year (Photo: Business Wire)
“We had a large number of entries for the inaugural Industrial Pack Awards, and the jury came to a unanimous decision that CHEP’s carbon neutral half pallet was the deserved winner,” said Tim Rusbridge, Event Manager for Industrial Pack. “The carbon neutral half pallet is a great product that will positively impact the entire industry.”
Rusbridge said the Environmental Initiative of the Year Award was established to recognize and honor “the product, service, person or company that demonstrates its dedication to protecting the environment via the use of latest technologies, materials or ways of thinking.”
Protecting the environment is an essential aspect of how CHEP and its parent company operate, according to Suzanne Lindsay-Walker, North America Director of Sustainability, Brambles.
“We’re honored to receive this award in recognition of CHEP’s ongoing work to create a circular, sustainable economy,” said Lindsay-Walker. “Given the size and scope of our organization, Brambles has the ability to make a real contribution to smarter, more sustainable supply chains – and we take that responsibility to heart.”
CHEP’s life cycle analysis includes initiatives to reduce the half pallet’s environmental impact. The use of CHEP’s solutions produce a significant reduction in emissions when compared to other market alternatives. Additionally, CHEP’s half pallet carbon footprint is further reduced by supply chain optimization activities such as purchasing offset credits for the remaining carbon to ensure it’s completely neutral. The credits purchased benefit the Mississippi Alluvial Valley Reforestation Project, an American Carbon Registry listed project.
CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 11,500-plus employees and more than 275 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group, the operator of a portfolio that includes specialized container solutions for the food, beverage and automotive sectors, as well as IFCO, the leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) to the fresh food supply chain globally.
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