Turning the supply chain green

A sustainable supply chain is the only supply chain that is fit for the future. At Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), we’re committed to the ongoing development of our operations to set best practice across the industry and encourage others to follow. With the reduction of plastic waste setting the agenda for World Earth Day on Sunday, we’re taking a look at how our commitment to going green is win, win, win for the business, our partners and the environment.

The very nature of the supply chain and its dependence on packaging means businesses at every touch point have a responsibility to minimise their contribution to plastic waste. Our operational procedures are forever evolving as we develop new and more efficient ways to drive sustainability.

With green initiatives across the business, including our ReStore service, and an extensive fleet which all meet Euro 6 standards, we are committed to continue driving sustainability throughout the supply chain.

Our site in Halifax, West Yorkshire, has been leading the way with an impressive recycling programme that has allowed ASCG to significantly reduce plastic, paper, wood and glass waste. Our commitment goes beyond simply recycling, ensuring we’re doing so in the most efficient way possible. With that in mind, we’ve invested in industrial cardboard conveyors that compress and compact waste, meaning that any carbon footprint produced by transport is also significantly reduced.

Our pledge to go green has been rolled out across our sites and is lived and breathed by the whole team, who now receive training as part of an induction. We carry out monthly audits to ensure our procedures remain sharp and continue to be followed throughout all corners of the business.

Through these simple yet effective measures, we are proud to announce that we recycled 906.2 tonnes of waste in 2017 at our Halifax site. That’s an impressive 96.85% of our total waste at the site which stands at 935.66 tonnes and surpasses the target set by government for businesses in 2017 of 72.7%. For 2018, government has upped the target to 73.6%, but at ASCG we’re aiming to close in on the 100% mark. Thanks to our whole team for their commitment in helping us reduce our waste.

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