Drop the C in Logistics at HEINEKEN!

20 February 2019 | Hoofddorp

Drop the C in Logistics at HEINEKEN!

Over two days, 35 colleagues from 17 countries discussed HEINEKEN's strategy for decarbonising logistics. HEINEKEN's objective for the comings year is to reduce its environmental impact and continue to deliver great quality service to customers. To achieve this, the company must work together with our suppliers, both upstream and downstream. Operational excellence, shifting to more efficient modes of transport and the use of alternative fuels will be at the heart of HEINEKEN's low-carbon strategy! See here

Sophie Punte from Smart Freight Centre gave an overview of developments in policy, the logistics sector, initiatives and practices by multinationals and their logistics partners that will be of influence on the strategy of HEINEKEN and other companies. Bjorn Hannappel explained how DP-DHL is putting its commitment to zero emissions logistics into practice and lessons learned so far. A key message was that companies need to do three things:

  • Report credible emissions and set science-based reduction targets
  • Implement solutions as buyer and/or supplier that reduce emissions
  • Collaborate and advocate for sector-wide uptake

On reporting logistics emissions, the GLEC Declaration that was developed as part of the LEARN project was introduced to standardize reporting from subcontracted logistics partners to HEINEKEN, which are mostly road freight carriers are more than 90% of its freight is transported by trucks.

Both HEINEKEN and DP-DHL are already demonstrating Smart Freight Leadership see here