Moving Towards Sustainable Logistics Practices

Sustainable logistics practices are becoming increasingly common across the industry due to the rise consumer expectations for businesses to be environmentally friendly. With more shippers and customers choosing green logistics partners who are congruent with their values, supply chain executives are shifting their focus to fostering sustainable logistics management.

According to Hotwire, 47% of consumers reported switching to another product or service provider because of a violation of their values, including environmental responsibility. Additionally, around 40% of supply chain organizations state sustainability as ‘very important’ to their company. Almost 30% named it ‘extremely important’.

Often, companies are hesitant to adopt sustainable logistics practices as they fear it will be costly, but saving on costs is one of the major benefits of sustainable logistics. In fact, the profits of logistics companies with sustainable and social responsibility practices are up to 8% higher than those of companies with low environmental responsibility. After all, becoming more environmentally responsible doesn’t mean switching to driverless trucks overnight and shutting down operations. Companies can start with small but impactful steps that will reduce carbon footprint, and will serve as a differentiator to customers. Ultimately, there are even more advantages of green logistics in the long run.

So how do we achieve this

Reduce emissions and greenhouse gases

The transportation of goods emits greenhouse gases and implementing a more sustainable solution could reduce the carbon footprint of your company. At ADLI, our carriers will run the most efficient routes for shipments. This not only reduces delivery times but is sustainable as well. Also, by creating optimal routes for transportation this would reduce greenhouse gases and would reduce their environmental impact. Shipping companies are looking to reduce greenhouse gases and begin so with their freight services.

Reducing the amount of waste and energy used

Minimizing waste and energy in the supply chain will assist in reducing an impact on the environment. By implementing more sustainable practices, this can assist in reducing energy consumption and reduce waste. Overall, decreasing the impact of a company on the environment.

Improving customer perception

Customers are increasingly becoming conscious of where the products they are purchasing come from and how they get there. Customers consider a company’s corporate environmental responsibility their impact on the environment. If a company has sustainable practices in place, a consumer views this as having little impact on the environment and can be viewed in more positive light. With a sustainable supply chain in place, customers may be more inclined to purchase a product that is environmentally friendly.

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