Sustainable Logistics and Supply Chain Management

By David B. Grant, Alexander Trautrims & Chee Yew Wong  Published by Kogan Page on September 3rd 2013. “This is one of the first books globally integrating sustainability into all logistical and supply chain related processes.  It will serve students as well as practitioners in getting good insights onto the topic.” – Prof. Dr. Stefan Seuring, Professor of Supply Chain […]

UPS Reports Reduction Of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Sets 2017 Goal of 1 Billion Alternative Fuel Miles Atlanta, July 25, 2013 – UPS released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 […]

Penske Named Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner

READING, Pa., July 15, 2013 – Penske Logistics has been named an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner for the second consecutive year. The 2013 Inbound Logistics’ G75 list is comprised of 75 leading supply chain management and logistics companies who provide and implement proven solutions in supply chain sustainability. Companies are selected based on criteria such as measurable green […]

DHL transports instruments of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra with carbon-neutral service

CO2 offset of eight tons for 24 concerts in seven cities Entire evaluation and offsetting of emissions through DHL Freight GoGreen service Bonn, 06/26/2013, 10:00 AM CEST – DHL will transport the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra’s entire equipment, from music stands to conductor’s baton to double bass, with its carbon-neutral service. For 2013, DHL Freight has evaluated all transport related emissions for […]

Deutsche Post DHL: the GoGreen program – a five-year success story

Using GoGreen to reach the company’s climate protection goals World Environment Day 2013: “green” activities around the world Christof Ehrhart: “GoGreen is a real success” Bonn, 06/05/2013, 01:15 PM CEST – Exactly five years ago, Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics group, officially launched its GoGreen program and became the first logistics company in the world to set […]

Ryder Named a Food Logistics Top Green Provider

Ryder’s Green Practices and Best-in-Class Supply Chain Execution Garner Recognition in Food and Beverage Industry MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in supply chain, warehousing, and transportation management solutions, today announced it has been named one of 2013’s “Top Green Providers” by Food Logistics. The “Top Green Providers” list focuses on sustainability in the global food supply chain with profiles of companies […]

Deutsche Post DHL makes Bonn a model city for carbon-free delivery vehicles

In mid-2013, Deutsche Post will begin to deploy electric delivery vehicles in the city center Bonn and the surrounding region Supported by Germany’s Federal Environment Ministry CEO Frank Appel: “Unique project with role model function” Deutsche Post DHL is switching to electric vehicles for its delivery services in Bonn and the surrounding region, making the city the first location in […]

Advanced Reverse Logistics Strategies

So what is Reverse Logistics? I’ve Googled to see what definitions are out there and noticed that the definition on Wikipedia (1) actually comes from a study done for the Reverse Logistics Executive Council in 1998 by Rogers and Tibben-Lemke (2). They define Reverse Logistics as: The process of planning, implementing, and controlling the efficient, cost effective flow of raw materials, […]

Deutsche Post DHL’s first climate protection project expected to save over 20,000 tons of CO2 per year

old Standard project in Lesotho gains United Nations’ seal of approval Long-term project relieves burden on environment and people Bonn, 03/07/2013, 12:00 PM CET – According to current figures, 5,200 stoves are now being used in Lesotho every day and distribution is growing all the while. Deutsche Post DHL has gained United Nations’ approval for its first independent climate protection project. […]

FedEx Rolls Past Vehicle Fleet Fuel Efficiency Goal Years Ahead of Schedule

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Mar. 6, 2013—In 2008, FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) set the U.S. transportation industry’s first fuel efficiency goal with a commitment to improve the overall fuel efficiency of the FedEx Express global vehicle fleet 20 percent by 2020, as compared with its 2005 performance.  Less than five years later, FedEx Express has surpassed this goal with a more than […]