For assessing the performance of its facilities in Australia and New Zealand, CEVA Logistics uses the Green Building Council of Australia Green Star rating tool, a standard that focuses on several main criteria, including reducing the impact of climate change, enhancing health and quality of life, restoring and protecting biodiversity and ecosystems, driving resilient outcomes for buildings, fit outs, and communities, and finally, contributing to market transformation and a sustainable economy.
Four CEVA facilities currently possess a six-star rating, indicating world-class leadership, with four other facilities receiving five stars, signifying country-level excellence. Across Australia and New Zealand, the sustainability efforts of CEVA Logistics are estimated to reduce annual emissions by 4300 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
As part of the CMA CGM Group, CEVA Logistics commits to the protection of the environment. The CMA CGM Group aims at becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.
CEVA helps its customers make the best decisions when planning their logistics and freight transport operations to reduce environmental impact as they balance the business and timing needs of their supply chain processes and shipments. CEVA believes estimating carbon footprint and planning accordingly is the first step towards a more sustainable supply chain, and the company offers customers an eco-calculator on its website and through its MyCEVA digital booking platform to estimate the logistics carbon footprint of a shipment via ocean, air or ground.
The company also regularly assesses its environmental footprint to look for areas to further improve its environmental sustainability and support of local communities. The teams in local facilities around the world are committed to sustainable development and reducing waste at CEVA locations.
CEVA’s presence in Australia and New Zealand highlights these commitments. The company manages programs in waste control, energy and water conservation, operational improvement and knowledge sharing to enhance the sustainability of its activities and to positively contribute to the local communities around its facilities. From solar panels, automatic lighting and AC systems to efficient truck routing to eliminating plastic and foam cups to repairing and reusing damaged pallets, the company takes a holistic approach to its operations.