Carbon Footprint Management
Alpro manufactures and distributes both chilled and ambient product for retail customers throughout the UK. Products are distributed from Alpro’s production and warehousing facility in Kettering and the supply chain is segmented to meet the requirements of both ambient and chilled products for individual customer requirements.
Alpro have always recognised the importance of high standards in corporate and environmental responsibility, particularly throughout the supply chain including the full life of their products. By example, Alpro invited Greenpeace to review their Soya sourcing process to audit their sustainable credentials. In addition, Click-On Logistics were commissioned to undertake a Carbon Footprint assessment of the UK supply chain.
Alpro distributes over 120,000 pallets per annum to customers in the UK market and utilises a number of warehouse and transport service providers, many of whom are unique to individual, retailer specific service requirements. As a result, the level of emissions when expressed as CO2 emissions per pallet varies considerably by customer.
On completion of the Carbon Footprint assessment, Click-On Logistics worked with Alpro to develop:
- The Alpro Green strategy, targeting UK Carbon neutrality by 2012.
- Green forums: internal workshops to progress strategy implementation and ideas and innovations between colleagues
- The introduction and application of renewable technologies within the supply chain.
Mike Donnelly, UK Logistics Manager responsible for both Production Planning and for the UK Supply Chain commented: “the combination of Click-On Logistics supply chain and carbon emissions knowledge together with their guidance as to how to develop the Alpro Green strategy has provided much valued support”.
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