At Barloworld Logistics, sustainability is more than a buzzword. It’s a vibrant, vital reality. It’s a statement about what the world needs and wants right now – to be conscious, consistent and conscientious in everything we do. Earth Hour 2018 is to be commemorated in a few days, highlighting once again the need for every industry, organisation and individual to be mindful of the footprint we leave behind. This year the South African Earth campaign focuses on food, energy and waste urging organisations to examine their relevance in preserving food security, minimising energy usage and limiting the amount of waste that ends in landfill
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICE
In a changing world, the supply chain is at the very centre of creating sustainable business practice. The conundrum lies in the resource heavy nature of the logistics industry versus the importance of its services in enabling the global marketplace. Responsible supply chain organisations have long recognised their significance, and impact, and as such have already adopted sustainable business practices. Barloworld Logistics transport division travels thousands of kilometres per year to move freight across Southern Africa and as such have implemented a variety of measures to reduce their carbon footprint and improve the working conditions of their drivers, in the pursuit of not only sustainable business but fair labour practices.
THE SMART BALANCE
We understand that progress requires a smart balance between environmental stewardship, social responsibility and economic growth. With a positive, proactive approach to every solution, we are mindful of the footprint we leave behind, while still creating a competitive advantage with every step.
Thinking differently, pushing boundaries and making better use of resources is the way we do business. It's not just our industry best practice or superior technologies that set us apart – it's our positive, proactive approach and determination to utilise every resource to the benefit of our clients, our business and our world.
From energy efficient operations, smart management of carbon-emissions and a zero-waste-to-landfill strategy within our SmartMatta business - innovation is at the heart of our business. Innovations that enable us to make sustainable supply chains a reality – for ourselves, our clients and our communities.