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Bolloré joins the VIVE Programme in commitment to sustainability in east Africa

Puteaux. 11 August 2021

Building on a 25-year relationship, Bolloré Transport & Logistics and supply chain services company Czarnikow are collaborating to support Bolloré Transport & Logistics’ sustainable development in East Africa, through the VIVE Sustainable Supply Programme.

VIVE is designed to create fully sustainable supply chains in which all actors commit to sustainable improvement. Through its participation in this programme, Bolloré Transport & Logistics is strengthening its footprint as a player in fully sustainable trade.

Will Rook

Head of VIVE

The VIVE Programme is committed to supporting its participants in reaching their sustainability goals through third party verification and bespoke improvement plans. We are proud to be supporting Bolloré Transport & Logistics via our Chain of Custody Module, developed to provide transparency on goods moving along the supply chain.

As part of this continuous improvement sustainability programme, led by Czarnikow and Intellync, Bolloré Transport & Logistics in East Africa will benefit from a sustainability audit and a three-year improvement plan. Bolloré Transport & Logistics' Kenyan and Tanzanian subsidiaries will take part in the programme.

Bolloré Transport & Logistics, which provides logistics and value-added warehousing services to various manufacturers in the food and beverage industry, is the only integrated logistics company in the East African region to subscribe to VIVE.

The VIVE programme that the company is joining will reinforce the company's sustainability strategy. In 2018, the logistics division of Bolloré Transport & Logistics launched its CSR strategy "Powering Sustainable Logistics" to address the ESG challenges of its business. This strategy, recognised by extra-financial rating agencies, has enabled the company to integrate measures to improve energy efficiency, develop low-carbon alternatives, and mobilise the company's stakeholders.

VIVE is designed to create fully sustainable supply chains, with every participant in a trade committing sustainable improvement. This goal was reached last year, with the world’s first end to end sustainable sugar trade, facilitated by VIVE. Logistics and warehousing form an essential part of any supply chain, thus empowering Bolloré Transport & Logistics to be part of fully sustainable trades in future. VIVE is a multi-commodity programme, recently expanding to include renewable energy and fruit, creating more opportunities for its participants.


Jason Reynard

CEO of Bollore Transport & Logistics, East Africa Region

As a company, Bolloré Transport & Logistics is dedicated to continuously improve our operations with a view to address the current and future concerns of our clients and stakeholders, as well as emergent global issues in our industry. The VIVE program is therefore a suitable audit mechanism for our activities in East Africa, to check on our actions and create new benchmarks in our logistics offering to our key clients.

About Bolloré Transport & Logistics

Present in 107 countries, Bolloré Transport & Logistics is a major player in international transport and logistics with 36,500 employees in 107 countries. Major international supply chain operator, the company designs and deploys tailored solutions with a strong added value. Established in the main port and airport hubs, Bolloré Transport & Logistics offers its clients a local service, perfect knowledge of the markets and skilled end-to-end operations. In Africa, the company invests about €300 million each year to innovate and develop port and railroad infrastructures, regional logistics hubs and warehouses with high added value.

About Czarnikow et Intellync

The VIVE Sustainable Supply programme marries over 20 years of sustainability expertise from Intellync with established trade and supply chain prowess from Czarnikow.
Intellync is the data and technology division of the AB Agri Group. With a vision is to bridge the gap between people, data and technology in agriculture, it currently works with a range of retailers, food processors and directly with farmers to support agri-food production in a way that benefits everyone along the value chain.
Czarnikow is a global supply chain company with over 160 years' experience in the sugar industry. The Company offers a range of services from corporate and trade finance and advisory to supply chain planning and execution for ingredients in the global food and beverage industry. Active in 90 countries, Czarnikow trades 5 million metric tonnes of products each year.


Press contacts:

Cindy Patan, Media Relations Manager - Bolloré Transport & Logistics
Tel +33 (0)1 46 96 49 75 / +33 (0)7 72 40 49 75 - cindy.patan(at)bollore.com

Winnie Karau – Communication Manager – Bolloré Transport & Logistics East Africa
Tél : +254 721 498 055 / +254 739 981 936 - winnie.karau(at)bollore.com