CHEP receives Lean and Green Star in The Netherlands
CHEP recently received the Lean and Green Star at the Connekt
Congress 'The Next Connektion' in Rijswijk. The company received
the award for its contribution to a greener supply chain.
Since 2008, Connekt has been presenting the Lean and Green Award
twice a year to companies that are committed to reducing their CO2
emissions by at least 20 percent within a period of five years.
Companies that achieve the targeted reduction are awarded the Lean
and Green Star. CHEP first won this award in 2010 and is the only
pooling company in the Netherlands to do so by reducing its CO2
emissions by more than 36 percent.
Olivier Legendre, Country General Manager of CHEP Benelux,
received the award from Annemieke de Leeuw, program manager Lean
and Green of Connekt. "Winning this Lean and Green Star underlines
the years of CHEP's commitment to sustainability. CHEP's services
are already environmentally friendly because our customers reuse
pallets, the responsible use and monitoring of natural raw
materials such as wood, and CHEP's tight network which minimises
transport distances. In addition, due to our position in the supply
chain, we also want to inspire other companies to make their supply
chain more sustainable", said Legendre.
Annemieke de Leeuw, program manager Lean and Green of Connekt:
"We are proud that over 250 companies now take part in the Lean and
Green program in The Netherlands. CHEP contributed considerably to
this success by motivating their partners to operate in a more
sustainable way. CHEP played an important role in our European
expansion. They inspired their Italian and Belgian partners to join
the Lean and Green program. As a result our network is expanding
into these countries. This means new opportunities for Lean and
Green shippers and carriers with offices and/or clients in Italy