Lean & Green logistics award goes global

By Nye Longman
With effect from July 2016, companies can achieve a Lean & Green Award for sustainable logistics on a Europe-wide level. A new version of the rapi...

With effect from July 2016, companies can achieve a Lean & Green Award for sustainable logistics on a Europe-wide level.
 

A new version of the rapidly-expanding Lean & Green accreditation system for the logistics sector was announced at a Lean & Green Awards ceremony in Luxembourg on 27th of June 2016. Aimed at larger, international shippers and logistics providers, the new Lean & Green Europe programme sits alongside the highly successful national schemes currently in operation throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Germany and Luxembourg.

Malik Zeniti, Manager at the Cluster for Logistics in Luxembourg – the company holding the annual Lean & Green Awards Event - said: "The Lean & Green Europe programme is aimed those large multinational freight shippers and their logistics partners operating across national and continental boundaries. It is a logical extension of the existing nationally-focused, Lean & Green programmes which are more suited to small and medium sized companies."

The new International programme is being supported by Lean & Green champions CHEP, AB Inbev, HP, Heineken and Unilever which have all expressed their strong support for the new programme which will foster environmental collaboration and data-sharing across national boundaries.
 

The 2016 Luxembourg Lean & Green Awards was also the setting for the announcement of a new of a new Lean & Green Aviation programme specifically designed to provide major airlines with a practical path towards greater sustainability. "Airlines present unique challenges when it comes to the serious reduction of emissions and this new programme represents a major step forward in gaining commitment and engagement from responsible aircraft operators by providing them with a systematic, targeted, independently-monitored means of achieving real improvements," said Zeniti.

"We are very pleased to have presented the first ever Lean & Green Aviation award to Luxembourg-based Cargolux who have committed to an ambitious plan of reducing their CO2 emissions by 11 percent over the next five years."
 

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