Delivering the Circular Economy at a Global Scale

by Brambles Ltd

(Business)

A Global Compact member

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Brambles’ aims to create better supply chains by optimising whole
supply chain networks rather than their individual components.

Project implemented: 1958

Project goal

Brambles’ purpose is to connect people with life’s essentials, every day, with sustainable packaging that's shared and reused.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Brambles' sustainable business model is an example of a functional circular economy at a global scale and is essential to achieve SDG 12.

Key steps to make it happen

1Sustainable sourcing

Our circular business model is underpinned by sustainable sourcing of renewable and recyclable materials

2Natural capital

Purchasing certified wood supports the sustained regeneration of forest resources, providing long-term supply

3 Product-Service-System

Our products provide customers a service combining access to our
platforms and our extensive network

4Product durability

Our business model maximises resource utility through recovery, repair and reuse of renewable or recyclable materials

5Share & reuse

Our share and reuse business model perpetuates a virtuous cycle of sharing and reusing packaging eliminating waste

6Zero waste

Brambles aims to achieve zero product waste, including wood and plastic ensuring they are diverted from landfill.

impact to date

2,500,000
Tonnes of CO-e saved by using our pallets and reusable plastic crates RPCs inst
1,600,000
Trees saved by using our pallets and RPCs instead of single use alternatives
1,400,000
Tonnes of solid waste saved by using our pallets and RPCs instead of single use alternatives
64,700,000
Kilometers saved through global transport collaboration projects
163,200
Tonnes of rescued food through in-kind equipment donations to food rescue organi

 

The way the world makes, moves and sells goods is being transformed. Technology has exploded consumer choice. At the same time, society expects businesses to reduce the impact of meeting that demand. Brambles helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. That is why we can make a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future.

Brambles’ purpose is to connect people with life’s essentials, every day. Our pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain. Our 600 million assets are continuously in motion, across 60 countries. Customers know us through CHEP and IFCO, and the world’s biggest brands trust us with the products that matter. They count on us to be there on time, in every region.

Our share and reuse business model perpetuates a virtuous
cycle of sharing and reusing resources, creating more efficient supply chains by reducing operating costs and demand on natural resources.

Each time our customers choose Brambles’ share and reuse solutions over one way packaging, carbon emissions are reduced, waste is avoided, and raw materials are saved.

 

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