Our company is committed to the vision of circular economy for the benefit of the present and future generations. To make this vision a reality, we have set ambitious targets to eliminate all unnecessary materials previously used, to switch materials used into their recyclable or reusable ones and circulate everything we can, to keep it active in the economy and out of the environment.
In the scope of the above, since 2019 our company uses reusable pallets for the majority of its exports‘ logistics activities. We use CHEP (wooden) or CONTRALOAD (plastic) pallets for shipping of goods and, upon delivery and use at our customers‘ sites, the pallets manufacturers undertake their re-collection, repair (if required) and reuse. This is a sustainable approach for the use of pallets into our operations, leaving wood waste out of the environment, lowering emissions and saving important natural resources.
In 2020 we have used approximately 17.800 reusable pallets.
The switch to the CHEP system has resulted in an important environmental benefit coming from our logistics operations.
Our Eco-contribution of adopting the CHEP system in 2020 is illustrated below:
>>> CHEP wooden pallets last up to 10 times longer than their white-wood equivalents and they are 100% recyclable.
>>> CONTRALOAD pallets are made of HDPE. They are ultra-durable pallets that can be reused for years and at the end of their life-cycle they get recycled and re-manufactured into new pallets.