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Eco-logistics: minimising CO2 emissions
Aware of its impact on the environment, Groupe SEB has initiated an early eco-logistics approach (or "green" supply chain) to reduce its CO2 emissions related to transportation.
Since 2005, Groupe SEB is committed to the club DEMETER along with distributors, logistics partners, manufacturers and government agencies such as ADEME.
True place for sharing experiences and reflections, this club aims to promote environmentally friendly logistics and implement operational solutions for managing the environmental impact. Among the themes of work: the development of relevant eco-logistics indicators for measuring progress in this area, the pooling of means of transport and logistics platforms.
Concerned to limit the environmental impact of transport generated by the manufacture and sale of its products, Groupe SEB has strengthened its eco-logistics strategy in 2008 which aims at reducing CO2emissions. An Eco-Logistics Committee which brings together 25 leaders of logistics flows of the Group has been established to coordinate and monitor the process. In late 2009, a first transport carbon footprint was calculated and the Group aimed to make it more reliable using a more precise calculation method, and with larger scope (Worldwide, including new acquisitions).
In 2015, for the eighth time, Groupe SEB drew up a balance sheet of its greenhouse gas emissions related to the transport of products, raw materials and components. This new assessment estimated worldwide greenhouse gas emissions at an average of 195,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.
To reduce its emissions, the Group is taking action at three levels: optimum loading rate of transport units (lorries or sea-going containers), greater use of alternatives transports to road haulage (rail, waterway), and stricter ecological demands on our freight transport providers. Group transportation contracts in place in France gradually extended internationally. They contain a specific clause on sustainable development which requires the provision of quarterly reporting of CO2 emissions by type of cargo and the establishment of an action plan to reduce these emissions.
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