Sustainability and the Supply Chain

There are many sustainability touch points along a supply chain , from the sourcing of raw materials and the water used in manufacturing to the CO2e(3) produced when we manufacture, distribute, store and use the products.  The figure below maps out some of the key sustainability touch points along a typical supply chain. The Logistics Business can provide support and guidance on addressing sustainability issues across your supply chain or bespoke guidance on specific touch points highlighted in the figure...

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The Logistics Business and ESOS

Beating Climate Change, Growing Business ESOS is the Energy Savings Opportunity Savings Scheme Regulations 2014, which came into force on 17th July 2014. The aim of the regulations is to increase energy efficiency to support businesses not only increase profits and competiveness, but also to help mitigate against climate change. The scheme requires all applicable companies to undergo a mandatory assessment of energy use and identify energy efficiency opportunities accounting for at least 90% of the total energy consumption. Savings...

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Zoological Society London – Analysis of Storage Requirements and Warehouse Design

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity devoted to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. Their veterinarians contribute wide-ranging skills and experience to both practical conservation and to the scientific research that underpins this work. The Zoological Society of London currently have retail outlets at London Zoo and Whipsnade Zoo, plus a small but growing internet business. The current warehousing facility is based at London Zoo and is supplemented with temporary warehousing facilities. A review was...

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WRAP (Waste & Resource Action Programme)

WRAP (Waste & Resource Action Programme), in partnership with leading construction and logistics organisations in the UK, has developed and piloted the Material Logistics Plan (MLP). An MLP helps in the proactive management of material types and quantities to be used in construction. The MLP covers the management of materials from design to construction (including supply routes, handling, storage, security, use and reuse, recycling and disposal) through to project demobilisation and completion. Implementation of an MLP has a positive impact...

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Environmental Impact Reduction

Implementing effective logistics strategies within the construction industry is the best way of reducing environmental impact- such as waste and carbon emissions- on construction sites. The Logistic Business has run a number of projects for the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), supporting construction companies in developing logistic solutions. As part of this work we have produced several case studies and reports covering a wide variety of construction projects, from the small to the very large (£1 billion plus projects)....

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