THINKING RED: GOING GREEN
A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Logistics providers are increasingly recognizing the need to
strengthen and expand sustainability efforts. According to a survey by
Logistics Management, respondents foresee growing importance for
environmentally-sustainable operations, jumping from 36 percent today
to 46 percent in two years.
Not only that, but a report by Delphi anticipates that by 2030, systems
will be in place to ensure that the cost of carbon is allocated to the
polluter. It is more important than ever before that warehouse operations
become more energy efficient. There is one thing in particular that
industry experts agree on; taking action is better than waiting around
for something to happen. But what can businesses do to reduce its
environmental footprint? Many companies have taken to setting big goals
based on lowering their carbon footprint. After all, it's the big plans that
allow for change, and the small triumphs that get us there. However,
since only 48 percent of Fortune 500 companies had at least one
sustainability target in December 2018, a lot remains to be done.
For Swisslog, achieving our sustainability objectives means looking
at every aspect of our operations, from our products and our internal
operations to the suppliers we use. We also need the participation of all
our associates. To be successful, we must build a culture of sustainability
in which everyone is aware on a daily basis of the environmental impact
of their actions and decisions. That's the purpose of our 'Think Red: Go
Cathrin Völz, who is leading Swisslog's 'Think Red: Go Green'
sustainability campaign, says: 'Our goal is to help our customers
reduce their environmental footprint by enhancing the efficiency of our
solutions, enabling visibility and control of the energy consumption of
material handling automation, and developing new technologies that
support greater sustainability within warehouse processes.'
Swisslog is committed to sustainability in the solutions we deliver and
the way we operate our business. We are continuously advancing our
sustainability efforts and finding new ways to improve the efficiency of
our solutions to reduce our environmental footprint.
Find out how your distribution center can stay sustainable via:
Cathrin Völz, Head of Global
'Sustainability has to be integrated
into everything we do, every day. By
adopting a mindset of sustainability
across our organization, we can
consistently take the small actions that
add up to big results.'
Facts and Figures
Only 48 percent of Fortune 500
companies had at least one
sustainability target in 2018.
A report by Delphi anticipates that
by 2030, systems will be in place
to ensure that the cost of carbon is
allocated to the polluter.
90 percent of respondents to
a survey by the Environmental
Defense Trust said that emerging
technologies can help improve both
their bottom line and environmental
THINKING RED: GOING GREEN
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