Cargill wins award for CO2 reduction
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - June 4, 2015 - Cargill’s refined oils business in Europe has won a ‘Lean and Green Star award’ for reducing its transportation CO2 emissions by 20 percent over a five year period at its Netherlands facilities.
In 2009, Cargill put a plan in place to reduce CO2 emissions at Cargill’s three refined oils plants in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. The plan included the use of more environmentally friendly logistical solutions. The changes were implemented and enabled Cargill to achieve a reduction of 20 percent in CO2 emissions and had significant environmental impact in the overall supply chain of its products.
“We are very proud that our commitment to be a sustainable company has been recognized by the Lean and Green Star award,” stated Juergen Keil, supply chain director for Cargill Refined Oils Europe. “While this specific target was achieved, our commitment will not end there. We are continuously looking for ways to reduce our emissions and to make our logistics as sustainable as possible.”
The award is presented by Connekt Sustainable Logistics – a program supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment – to companies that are contributing to the sustainability of logistic processes in the Netherlands. In receiving this award Cargill is joining a significant number of other illustrious companies, and becomes a front-runner in promoting sustainable logistical practices.
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