• ITVI.USA
    15,909.400
    -330.930
    -2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.776
    0.014
    0.5%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.610
    -0.170
    -0.8%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,915.300
    -318.010
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    15,909.400
    -330.930
    -2%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.776
    0.014
    0.5%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.610
    -0.170
    -0.8%
  • OTVI.USA
    15,915.300
    -318.010
    -2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
American ShipperShippingTrade and Compliance

Global pallet supplier sets 2020 sustainability goals

Brambles, an international pallet and crate supplier operating under the brands CHEP and IFCO, has announced a number of sustainability measures that it aims to implement by 2020.

   Brambles, an international pallet and crate supplier operating under the brands CHEP and IFCO, has announced a number of sustainability measures that it aims to implement by 2020. 
   “The company’s 2020 sustainability goals focus on the most material aspects of the group’s operations and are closely aligned both with the aspirations of its customers and with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Brambles said in a statement.
   These goals include a 100 percent “chain of custody” for all lumber supplied globally, a 20 percent reduction of carbon dioxide emissions per pooled unit, and zero wood and plastic waste to landfills, among other aspects such as workplace safety and inclusion of more women in senior management roles. A full version of the strategy may be viewed on the company’s website at brambles.com/sustainability.
   The company also outlined its accomplishments to improved sustainability, so far, since setting a number of goals in 2010. These include a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions, 97 percent of wood purchased from certified sources, and a 75 percent “zero wood waste” to landfills.
   “Our 2020 sustainability goals set a new challenge for us—one that we are excited and committed to undertaking,” said Tom Gorman, Brambles’ chief executive officer. “Our commitment to sustainability fits intrinsically with our model, our markets and our customers’ needs.”

Chris Gillis

Located in the Washington, D.C. area, Chris Gillis primarily reports on regulatory and legislative topics that impact cross-border trade. He joined American Shipper in 1994, shortly after graduating from Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Md., with a degree in international business and economics.

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