CHEP New Zealand is proud of the carbon reduction achievements made in Financial Year 2018 (FY18), as recently verified through the annual Certified Emissions Measurement and Reduction Scheme (CEMARS). This is the sixth year that carbon emissions have been measured and audited through CEMARS.
For FY18, CHEP has reduced its carbon emissions by 3% and since partnering with CEMARS in 2012 CHEP has achieved a significant reduction in emissions of 12%.
CEMARS Certification provides independent assurance that CHEP’s management system is in line with international best practice through the structured, globally recognised audit programme as well as recommendations on process improvements which we have implemented to achieve these.
Richard Dunn, Safety, Health & Environment Manager, at CHEP stated: “By continually improving how we operate, we’ve been able to decrease emissions and really make a difference.
We’ve achieved this by reviewing how we do business and implementing projects to reduce our emissions.
The main drivers for this reduction over the past 6 years has been to move equipment around our network by sea and rail in lieu of road transport where possible, as well as upgrading our service centres with energy efficient lighting and installing an efficient centrifugal dryer at our Penrose site. These measures result in a more cost efficient sustainable service for our customers”.
CHEP will continue to progress and focus on eliminating waste throughout the supply chain, protecting our forests and reducing landfill. By collaborating with our customers, we can do even more to solve shared challenges.