Brambles recognised as leader in fighting supply-chain deforestation

Global supply-chain logistics company Brambles, which operates primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has been awarded a position on this year’s Forests A List by global environmental disclosure platform CDP1 – formerly know as the Carbon Disclosure Project.
The Forests A List for 2017 is comprised of six global companies leading actions against deforestation globally – alongside Brambles, L’Oreal, SCA, Tetra Pak, Unilever and UPM-Kymmene Corporation were recognised.
Brambles is among three per cent of companies participating in CDP’s forests program to achieve the Forests A List level, which recognises its sustainable sourcing actions for the last reporting year.
“We are incredibly proud of this recognition from CDP,” said Carmelo Alonso Bernaola, Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain, Brambles. “Brambles is a sustainable business that is uniquely placed to reduce both wood waste and the use of virgin timber in the world’s supply chains. By sharing and reusing our pooled platforms, our customers have saved 1.4 million trees in the past year alone. This is the circular economy, at a global scale.
“We work in partnership with our suppliers to promote sustainable forestry in our own operations. One of our 2020 Sustainability Goals is to have 100 per cent of the timber we use come from certified sources. We reported in our 2017 Sustainability Review that we have increased the amount of wood procured from certified sources to 99.1 per cent, so we are very close to achieving our goal.”
Paul Dickinson, Executive Chair , CDP, said, “Congratulations to the pioneering companies that made it onto the Forests A List. They are leading the way as we move towards a tipping point that will make environmental action mainstream. Deforestation causes 15 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and 75 per cent of companies say deforestation poses a financial risk to their business. Clearly, this issue is essential for future business resilience.”

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