Business Wire

Brambles Named Industry Category Leader in 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Del

Brambles, the leading supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has been ranked the top performing company by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in the global Commercial Services and Supplies industry category for 2017. Brambles’ solutions and sustainable business model are based on the provision of approximately 590 million reusable pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple participants throughout the global supply chain.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170927005076/en/

Brambles is a leading supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily t ...

Brambles is a leading supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands (Photo: Business Wire)

Representing the ’gold standard‘ for corporate sustainability, the DJSI is the first global index to track leading sustainability-driven companies based on RobecoSAM’s analysis of financially material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors and S&P Dow Jones Indices’ robust index methodology. The DJSI assessed 2,400 of the largest companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index to find the (top 10%) most sustainable in each industry. Brambles was ranked second in its category in 2016. In 2017, Brambles increased performance in key areas such as Customer Relationship Management, Environmental and Social Reporting, Corporate Governance and Code of Conduct.

Brambles CEO, Graham Chipchase, said: “We are extremely proud of this recognition. Brambles’ approach to sustainability is core to the long-term value we create for all our stakeholders. Through the successful combination of our circular, ‘share and reuse’ business model, our global scale and supply-chain expertise, we are able to reduce operating costs and demand for natural resources, both in our own company and across the world’s supply chains.”

Key milestones for Brambles’ sustainability efforts in the 2017 financial year included:

  • Saving more than 2.5 million tonnes of CO2, 1.4 million tonnes of waste and 1.6 million trees through its share and reuse circular business model;
  • Obtaining 99.1% of its timber from certified sources globally, bringing Brambles closer to its 2020 target of 100%;
  • Using Brambles’ human capital and supply-chain expertise to benefit more than 100 food banks worldwide; and
  • Continuing to have a significant impact in global supply chains, through collaboration projects with more than 200 customers, helping them to reduce costs and deliver on their own sustainability commitments.

RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) measured the eligible companies based on a consistent, rules-based methodology to convert an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score.

Manjit Jus, Head of Sustainability Application & Operations at RobecoSAM said: “Being a pioneer and thought leader in Sustainability Investing for over 20 years, we understand the right questions to ask in our CSA in terms of financially material sustainability aspects within the corporate world. This is what firms appreciate about the CSA. It brings them a big step ahead in terms of Corporate Sustainability and with this – a big step ahead of their competitors – getting a coveted spot in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index makes sure they continue to play in the premier league of companies.”

Brambles’ approach to sustainability has helped to establish the company as a supply-chain sustainability leader, recognised not only by customers, employees and investors, but also by the principal global sustainability and corporate social responsibility frameworks such as the United Nations Global Compact.

Notes to editors

Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. Brambles enhances performance for customers by helping them transport goods through their supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely. The Group's primary activity is the provision of reusable unit-load equipment such as pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple participants throughout the supply chain, under a model known as "pooling". Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries, counting many of the world's best-known brands among its customers. The Group also operates specialist container logistics business serving the automotive sector. Brambles operates in more than 60 countries, with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. Brambles employs approximately 14,000 people and owns approximately 590 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 850 service centres. For further information, please visit: www.brambles.com.

About S&P Dow Jones Indices - S&P Dow Jones Indices is the largest global resource for essential index-based concepts, data and research, and home to iconic financial market indicators, such as the S&P 500® and the Dow Jones Industrial Average®. More assets are invested in products based on our indices than products based on indices from any other provider in the world. Since Charles Dow invented the first index in 1884, S&P DJI has become home to over 1,000,000 indices across the spectrum of asset classes that have helped define the way investors measure and trade the markets. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies, and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spdji.com

Contact information

Edelman
Jack Dyas
+44(0)7824 477 423
Jack.Dyas@edelman.com
or
Evie McDermott
+44 (0)20 3047 4204
Evie.McDermott@edelman.com

Om Business Wire

Business Wire
Business Wire
24 Martin Lane
EC4R 0DR London

+44 20 7626 1982http://www.businesswire.co.uk

(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.

Følg saker fra Business Wire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra Business Wire

Quanergy to Feature ‘Qortex for Security’ at IFSEC18.6.2018 20:30Pressemelding

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the design and development of solid state LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, today announced that it will be demonstrating its LiDAR-based security system at multiple booths during IFSEC International, Europe’s premier security trade show. This year’s conference will take place June 19-21, 2018 in London, UK. Quanergy’s security system, Qortex for Security, is an innovative, LiDAR-based 3D perimeter fencing and intrusion detection system. An integrated hardware and software platform, this intelligent security solution combines Quanergy’s M8 mechanical LiDAR sensor with its proprietary Qortex perception software. The platform is fully integrated into existing VMS (Video Management System) and PSIM (Physical Security Information Management) infrastructure and offers surveillance automation with real-time people detection, tracking and classification. “Qortex for Security is a prime example of the many benefits that LiDAR hardware and sof

Inside Secure to Provide Secure Provisioning Solutions to NationalChip18.6.2018 15:35Pressemelding

Regulatory News: Inside Secure (Paris:INSD), at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, announced it entered into an agreement with Hangzhou NationalChip Science and Technology Co., Ltd, a leading innovator and developer of SoCs (system-on-chip), to use Inside Secure’s Secure Provisioning Solution to build robust security into its products during the chip manufacturing process. Secure provisioning is recognized as a crucial, foundational security building block across diverse markets including automotive, entertainment, IoT, mobile and TV. Securing devices or end products can be worthless if their identities and cryptographic keys have been compromised during manufacturing. Widely-publicized attacks have targeted provisioning because they can affect large numbers of devices and are difficult to detect. Chipmakers and device manufacturers see the potential for new revenue sources by offering secure provisioning to their customers, leveraging technology solution

Citi Private Bank Congratulates Fernando Alonso on the 24 Hours of Le Mans Win18.6.2018 14:01Pressemelding

Citi Private Bank ardently congratulates Fernando Alonso for his impressive win at The 24 Hours of Le Mans this past weekend. Mr. Alonso, who is also a two time Formula One World Champion, most recently competed and won the Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in May. In January he debuted at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Previously he participated in the Indianapolis 500 in May of 2017. He was sponsored by Citi Private Bank for all four races. Alongside the Indianapolis 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix, Le Mans makes up one third of ‘the Triple Crown of Motor Racing’. Having already won Monaco twice, Mr. Alonso is on a quest to become only the second driver in history to complete the Triple Crown. “Fernando drove one the most thrilling races at Le Mans that I have ever seen. His stunning night time drive will likely go down as one of the greatest victories in motorsport’s history,” said Peter Clive Charrington, Global Head of Citi Private Bank. “Fernando possesses an unrelenting drive toward excell

Inteva Products Receives Top Innovation Award for Revolutionary Stitching Process18.6.2018 13:31Pressemelding

Inteva Products, LLC, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, received the top prize in the 2018 Innovation Awards presented by the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) at The Hague, Netherlands, on June 13. Inteva was recognized for its new real-time scanning process for the robotic stitching of automotive interiors. This innovative technology will be used on instrument panels for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks. The new process enables “live” scanning and immediate adjustments to the program path of robotic stitching equipment as a component is being stitched. This approach aligns leading-edge advances in the use of lasers in automotive manufacturing with Inteva’s unique robotic stitching technologies. The advancement reduces the average cycle time of a stitched surface by approximately 20-30%. The 2018 CLEPA Innovation Awards, organized in cooperation with Deloitte, celebrate automotive excellence

P&G Advances Systemic Change for Gender Equality in Advertising at 2018 Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity18.6.2018 12:25Pressemelding

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) today advanced its commitment to gender equality through a series of new actions, commitments and partnerships to increase diversity throughout the creative supply chain, leading to more accurate and positive portrayals of women in advertising and media, and driving growth and social good. Women and girls are inaccurately or negatively portrayed in 29 percent of ads and media programs*, and women continue to be underrepresented behind the camera: only 32 percent of Chief Marketing Officers, 33 percent of Chief Creative Officers and a mere 10 percent of Commercial Directors are women. These issues persist despite evidence that gender-equal ads perform 10 percent higher in trust and 26 percent higher in sales growth*. To address these issues, P&G has called for an aspiration to achieve 100% accurate and positive portrayals of women in advertising and media, supported by equal representation of women and men in the creative supply chain. P&G is lead

Norsk Titanium Marks Milestone in U.S. Production18.6.2018 12:00Pressemelding

Norsk Titanium (NTi), the world’s first FAA-approved supplier of aerospace-grade, additive manufactured, structural titanium components, announced today a major milestone in qualified production. NTi’s Plattsburgh, New York Development and Qualification Center (PDQC) site was officially added to Boeing’s Qualified Producers List (QPL) on May 1 and initiated qualified production on May 15 by manufacturing its first part under the Boeing contract. This milestone is a culmination of recent company successes including certification under AS9100D and the October 2017 dedication of PDQC by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. “We could not be prouder of our Plattsburgh, New York production operations as they put another stake in the ground for the continued success of Norsk Titanium and the state of New York,” said NTi’s Chief Operating Officer Tamara Morytko. “Receiving this qualification from Boeing, now qualifying two NTi sites for production across the globe, is a true vote of confidence in o