Vanderlande commits to achieving a carbon free footprint by 2040
Vanderlande has joined Amazon and Global Optimism in signing The Climate Pledge, showcasing its ambition on sustainability and commitment to achieving a net-zero carbon footprint by 2040 – ten years ahead of The Paris Agreement.
With this in mind, Vanderlande has promised that it will routinely report on its greenhouse gas emissions, implement decarbonisation strategies, and act to offset any remaining emissions.
It says that it is committed to a vision of becoming the worldwide leader in sustainable automated logistic solutions and has made great strides towards this commitment.
Vanderlande insists that in terms of the solutions it delivers to customers, the company has been a pioneer of circular economy principles and energy efficient technology since 2010.
More recently, it has been exploring new business models that help to reduce the carbon footprints of its customers. One such example is FLEET, a flexible solution for handling baggage at airports and based on autonomous vehicle technology.
Through this solution, Vanderlande takes full responsibility for the operational and sustainable performance of the vehicles, as well as closing the materials loop.
In 2018, Vanderlande joined the Capital Equipment Coalition of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE). By actively defining an action agenda with concrete steps for the capital equipment industry to implement circular practices, it is confident that it is expanding its impact beyond its own organisation.
Vanderlande also notes that through the Global Forest Programme, it is engaging with local forestry companies to plant trees to offset its carbon emissions, and says that many of its international offices comply to the highest sustainability assessment standards.
“Through our commitment to sustainability, we intend to reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, those of our customers and suppliers, and of society as a whole,” enthuses Vanderlande CEO, Remo Brunschwiler.
“As a signatory of The Climate Pledge, Vanderlande is excited to be joining a community that will share knowledge, ideas, and best practices to address the most critical climate challenges.
“We look forward to cooperating closely with Amazon, Global Optimism, and the other signatories on this important mission.”