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CHEP | Sustainable Pallets System

We are part of the CHEP Circular Supply Chains Model, which contributes to saving important natural resources.

Our company is committed to the vision of circular economy for the benefit of the present and future generations. To make this vision a reality, we have set ambitious targets to eliminate materials used through our value chain, innovate to transform all materials we use into recyclable or reusable and circulate everything we use, to keep it active in the economy and out of the environment.

In the scope of the above, in the Summer of 2019 our company started using reusable wooden pallets provided by CHEP for its exports' logistics activities. The principle is simple: we use CHEP pallets for shipping of goods and, upon delivery and use at our customers' sites, CHEP undertakes their re-collection, repair (if required) and reuse.

The switch to the CHEP system has resulted in an important environmental benefit coming from our logistics operations. During the last 5 months of 2019, when we first introduced the new pallets system, the CHEP sustainability saving has been measured at >5,7 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved, which translates to >5.000 fewer km, travelled by truck. This way we have contributed to saving almost 5.000dm3 of wood resources, while significantly reducing waste to landfill.

What is more, CHEP pallets last up to 10 times longer than their white-wood equivalents and they are 100% recyclable. This is a sustainable approach for the use of pallets into our operations, leaving wood waste out of the environment, lowering emissions and saving important natural resources.