CHEP USA joins The Sustainability Consortium

CHEP USA, the leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in the Packaging Sector Working Group as well as the transportation committee of the organization.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
April 30, 2014 - MMH Editorial

CHEP USA, the leading provider of managed pallet pooling solutions, has joined The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) in the Packaging Sector Working Group as well as the transportation committee of the organization. As an active member of TSC, CHEP will work with other industry, civil society, academic and government stakeholder experts representing $2.4 trillion in revenue to drive improvement in product sustainability across the consumer goods industry.

“Sustainability is one of our shared values at CHEP, and is reflected in the pallets that we use and our pooling business model, which offer significant sustainability advantages,” said Vishal Patell, Vice President, Retail Supply Chain Solutions at CHEP USA. “We are committed to using resources more efficiently, minimizing waste and encouraging the sustainable use of our products and services.

“The expertise and knowledge that can now be exchanged between CHEP and The Sustainability Consortium will advance the sustainability mission of both organizations while benefiting the supply chain,” added Patell.

In addition to the Packaging Sector Working Group and transportation committee, TSC also has a logistics committee that works to identify key social and environmental issues associated with activities logistics systems across supply chains.

“We are very excited to have CHEP working in our group of stakeholders,” said Sarah Lewis, Director of Research and Integration at TSC. “The range of industries in which they operate brings important experience and representation to TSC. Cross-industry collaboration is an essential component of TSC, and allows us to learn best practices in order to facilitate action on key environmental and social issues across the consumer goods industry.”

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 8.5 million people and whose combined revenues total over $2.4 trillion. The Sustainability Consortium is jointly administered by Arizona State University and University of Arkansas with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands and Nanjing University in China. Learn more at http://www.sustainabilityconsortium.org



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