Spar UK and Oakland International win environmental award

London: Spar UK and Oakland International won the Environmental Contribution Award at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards in the category of Contribution to Environmental Improvement: Climate Change.

They were presented with the award in a ceremony held at the London Hilton Park Lane on Tuesday 6 November 2012.

Vinesh Patel, Spar UK Supply Chain Controller, (left) with Dean Attwell, managing director, Oakland International

Spar UK and Oakland International have been working together on the project for three years. It has reduced Spar’s overall carbon footprint and helped improve freshness and availability of store product as well as reducing wastage.

Vinesh Patel, Spar UK supply chain controller, said: “In the three years since we launched our consolidation scheme, we have been able to deliver exceptional environmental results in areas such as improving freshness and availability of product, as well as a reduction in waste and the amount of vehicles going into depots.”

An award winning partnership, the scheme demonstrates carbon reduction is achievable through improved supply chain efficiencies, whilst delivering reduced wastage as well as helping lead the way in sustainability.

Dean Attwell, managing director, Oakland International says: “Winning the Contribution to Environmental Improvement award is huge, and at such a prestigious event. It demonstrates the effectiveness of collaborations of this kind, with Oakland International and Spar UK making a fantastic team, both companies are committed to continuing to reduce their carbon footprint.

The finalists in the category included Highland Spring with The Russell Group, Marks and Spencer with Damco UK Ltd, NHS Supply Chain, PHS Datashred, Speedy Services, Vodafone.

NEWS DIGEST

Pelican BioThermal has new bulk shipper

Minneapolis, US: Pelican BioThermal has CoolPall Flex for pharmaceutical and life sciences applications. The system is an extension of Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo, Chronos and CoolPall …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Rapid Recovery plays a key role in Asda retrofit

Bristol, UK: A-Gas Rapid Recovery played a key role in a large-scale refrigerant retrofit involving 110 convenience stores nationwide owned by Asda. Operating at night …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Carrier’s CNG Supra unit Piek certified

Rueil-Malmaison, France: Carrier Transicold’s new compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Supra multi-temperature truck fridge has Piek certification, with a noise level below 60 dB(A). Noise reduction …

READ THE FULL STORY >

Kuehne+Nagel opens pharma hub in Chile

Santiago, Chile: Kuehne Nagel PharmaChain has a new logistics hub in Santiago de Chile providing multi-modal logistics for temperature-controlled door-to-door transport. The 17,600sq metre hub …

READ THE FULL STORY >

WHAT’S ON

Latest Tweets

Tican Chilled refleets with Ryder: bit.ly/2NJVeVx pic.twitter.com/AtPRsQDVKa

© 2018 Global Cold Chain News | Terms of use | Privacy Policy
Commercial Transport Publishing Limited, registered in England and Wales, Company No: 6453302. Registered Office: 6 Corunna Court, Corunna Road, Warwick CV34 5HQ