Giving pride of place to environmental performance
The activities in logistics in general are strongly broadcasting CO2 and are consumers of resources. One of the major stakes thus is to master the various impacts to contribute to the fight against the climatic change and to the conservation of the resources. Integrating the environmental performance in the heart of the development of the company is a strategic vision ensuing from the will to act at all the levels:
Reducing the carbon footprint of our business
FM Logistic considers the global impact of its logistic activities to be important. Greenhouse gases are kept under control by:
Decreasing energy consumption
FM Logistic is making investments to optimize the energy consumption of its sites while maintaining operating comfort and standard of service. The company is assisted by Batilogistic (owner of company buildings) and NG Concept, its subsidiary and specialist in building design and construction. Being involved in a process of continuous improvement, it has developed an HQE environmental certification strategy for France, and LEED internationally.
Developing green services for our customers
Because the environment belongs to everyone, FM Logistic is committed to finding alternative, greener solutions. Combining transport flows, delivery route optimisation, inter-modal transport, cross-docking, clean urban deliveries etc.: all of these avenues are being explored in order to design new-generation services with integrated CO2 indicator.
On June 13, 2016, the 3rd China Logistics Day wad hold in Tongji University of Shanghai. During this event, Tony WANG, Managing Director of FM Logistic in China spoke about green logistics challenge & solutions.
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In 2015, FM Logistic continued its partnership with CRC Services: a complementary initiative to pooling that the Group pioneered. It aims at guaranteeing 100 % pooled distribution and fits perfectly into the Group’s sustainable transport strategy by disassociating upstream and downstream distribution and developing a network of "open" regional collaborative routing centres.
It optimises truck loads (> 90 %) while guaranteeing visibility, transparency and compliance to distributor standards. CRC also reduces the carbon footprint through optimised truck sharing. As partner and player in the multi-industrial, multi-distributor pooling pilot project, FM Logistic won the "ROIS de la Supply Chain Grand Prix" just two years after winning it for the Pool SPHINX project.
The regional transport and logistics observatory in Alsace (ORTAL) invited FM Logistic to take part in the "Green Logistics" conference in Strasbourg on 2 October 2015. Four logistic themes were covered during the conference:
During the conference, FM Logistic’s director of operational support services, Olivier Faure, explained how sustainable development could be compatible with economic performance by presenting some of the Group’s initiatives such as CityLogin, cooperation with Green Freight Europe, pooling and CRC Services.
Is it necessary to choose between being competitive and being green in logistics?