Inbound Logistics Selects CHEP As a Top 50 Green Supply Chain Partner

Inbound Logistics magazine has selected pallet and container pooling company CHEP as one of the Top 50 Green Supply Chain Partners on the New York-based industry publication’s G50 list, honoring the company for the second consecutive year.

CHEP and other companies selected, including several CHEP partners, are featured in the June 2010 issue of the magazine.

“Everyone at CHEP is committed to delivering sustainable solutions to our customers and to ensuring that our own operation is as environmentally friendly as possible,” said CHEP USA director of environment and regulatory affairs Candice Herndon.

Companies were chosen based on their measurable, documented investment in green technologies, processes, and systems. Orlando, Fla.-based CHEP was also recognized as one of the Top 25 Green Supply Chain industry partners in 2009, the first year Inbound Logistics honored companies.

The citation given by the publications reads, “CHEP has been using Life Cycle Assessment methodology to quantify and reduce the environmental footprint of its reusable and recyclable pallet products and pooling services since 1999. The 2009 life cycle benefits created by manufacturers and retailers shipping on CHEP pallets amounted to saving 120 million to 130 million pounds of solid waste (nearly 400,000 cubic yards of landfill space or 122 Olympic-sized pools); 2.8 to 3.4 trillion BTUs of energy (the energy equivalent of nearly 600,000 barrels of oil), and 50 to 150 tons of greenhouse gas emissions.”

Among CHEP’s sustainability initiatives are never using harmful chemicals in the manufacture, maintenance or repair of its pallets; including the environment as a key factor in all decisions; proactively promoting and seeking environmentally sound programs and products; developing products and services that improve the environment; building on its history of environmentally friendly products; and conducting business in an environmentally safe manner.

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