Bolloré Logistics renews its carbon offset programme for all LCL shipments
21 April 2021
In early 2021, Bolloré Logistics renewed its carbon neutrality programme launched in 2020 to offset all residual CO2 emissions produced by the LCL (less than container) shipments of its subsidiary TSL – specialised in maritime consolidation.
In January, Bolloré Logistics began financing a waste-to-energy project through Carbonfund.org& on behalf of CYY Bio Power Co Ltd, a company located in Pong Daeng, 20 km west of Nakhon Ratchasima in Thailand.
All CO2 emissions related to LCL shipments are measured and offset through the financing of this project to capture the methane produced when treating wastewater. The captured gas is then transformed into biofuel that replaces the fossil fuel used in the plant, and into electricity, the surplus being sold and injected into the grid.
The programme also benefits the surrounding communities by improving air quality and partially financing the waste disposal system by selling the electricity generated. It has also received the Gold Standard certification, which attests to its quality, and is regularly audited by the Carbonfund.org foundation, a partner of Bolloré Logistics, and by an independent firm.
Deputy COO at Bolloré Logistics
At Bolloré Logistics, we believe it is our duty to our customers and our planet to contribute to the deployment of a more sustainable global supply chain. We offer logistics solutions which are increasingly efficient in terms of CO2 emissions in order to reduce the overall carbon footprint of our operations. We also contribute to offsetting unavoidable emissions by investing in major sustainable projects in countries where we operate, such as Thailand,” said Pierre Houé, Deputy COO at Bolloré Logistics.
This approach is part of Bolloré Logistics' CSR programme “Powering Sustainable Logistics”. Launched in 2018, this programme integrates Bolloré Logistics' ethical, social and environmental challenges. On the environmental front more specifically, the company committed in early 2021 to reducing by 30% by 2030 (baseline 2019) its scope 3 CO2 emissions linked to its transport services.
1 Carbonfund.org is a U.S.-based non-governmental organisation that is leading the fight against global warming by helping companies, organisations and individuals reduce their carbon footprint to accelerate the transition to cleaner energy sources. Since its inception 17 years ago, Carbonfund.org has supported over 200 voluntary carbon reduction projects - validated and verified by independent bodies - in 25 countries and 42 US states. For more information visit www.carbonfund.org.
About Bolloré Logistics
Bolloré Logistics is a major international supply chain operator and ranks among the world’s top ten transport and logistics groups with an integrated network of 600 agencies in 109 countries. Placing customers at the heart of its strategy, Bolloré Logistics is committed to designing innovative, robust and agile solutions. Through the reliable management of the entire supply chain, the company has developed a high level of resilience enabling it to control risks by securing transport plans through alternative options and to lead a continuous improvement policy over the long term while acting as an ethical and responsible player.
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