The Supply Chain Excellence Awards’ Innovation in Transport category celebrates originality in transport thinking, technology or operations that has had quantifiable benefits to the operation of the organisation’s supply chain across the retail, manufacturing and the public sector.
CHEP received the award for its ‘Transport Collaboration Solutions’ initiative, which supports companies within the supply chain to be more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. The solution identifies CHEP customers that can work together – by sharing the same truck for deliveries – and helps them to cut inefficiencies and reduce both empty truck miles and CO2 emissions.
To date, the initiative has involved more than 200 of the company’s global customers including consumer goods company, P&G, and leading Spanish brewer, Mahou. Between July 2018 and April 2019, the initiative is estimated to have saved CHEP’s customers 873 tonnes of CO2 in UK.
Matt Quinn, Vice-President for Northern Europe at CHEP, said: “We are delighted to receive such a prestigious award. The need for sustainable supply chains is increasingly prevalent on the public agenda and the UK transport sector is being challenged to do more to minimise its carbon emissions.
“CHEP’s Transport Collaboration Solution was developed in response to these growing challenges. We are dedicated not only to performing to the highest level in FMCG and retail end-to-end supply services, but also to the continued operation of environmentally responsible practices across our business. It is therefore such a great privilege to be recognised for our work in this area.”