Sustainable Managed Logistics Services —from A to Ziing
Imagine this: you’re at a party, and someone is chugging a drink, eating all the snacks, and leaving a mess for everyone else to clean. You're thinking to yourself, 'What are you doing? You're going to ruin the party for everyone!'
Companies that don't care about sustainability are like that person at the party. They're chugging resources and creating a mess without considering the consequences for the planet and future generations. But guess what? The party's not over yet, and there's still time for companies to do better.
This blog will shed light on sustainability and corporate responsibility trends and explore the benefits of working with a provider that cares about the planet much as you do.
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly popular discussion in logistics companies' boardrooms. Consumers and regulators now emphasize environmentally friendly and socially responsible business practices.
After all, the logistics industry is a major contributor to carbon emissions, with managed transportation accounting for a significant portion of these emissions. According to estimates, the transport and logistics sector contributes around 24% of global CO2 emissions.
Companies demonstrating a commitment to sustainability are likely to be well-positioned in the industry as demand for sustainable logistics services continues to grow.
10 Factors Leading the Change Towards Sustainability
Sustainable logistics refers to minimizing the environmental impact of operations while addressing social and economic concerns, including reducing emissions and energy consumption, implementing sustainable transportation and packaging methods, and promoting fair labour practices.
These are some indicators that the industry is headed in the right direction:
- The focus is on the triple bottom line, which looks at the supply chain's economic, social, and environmental impact.
- Using sustainable and renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power.
- The implementation of circular economy practices that minimize waste, decrease transportation costs and maximize resource efficiency.
- The incorporation of social and environmental considerations into business decision-making processes.
- Increased transparency and reporting on a company's sustainability performance.
- Collaboration with stakeholders as a strategic partner, including governments, NGOs, and other companies, for sustainable development goals.
- Adopting science-based targets and innovative technology for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.
- The focus is on biodiversity, natural capital, and ecosystem services.
- Integrating ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors into investment decision-making.
- The shift towards sustainable products, services, and business models.
Why Work With a Sustainable Logistics Provider?
Other than the most apparent reason of 'our planet needs it,' here are a few reasons to consider working with a sustainable logistics provider:
Your Commitment to SDG #13
By working with a provider who prioritizes sustainability, you can work toward the United Nations sustainable development goal # 13, reduce your carbon footprint, and positively impact the environment.
To Stay Ahead of The Competition
Businesses committed to sustainability will have a definite competitive edge as consumers and regulators become more conscious of environmental issues. Sustainable practices can also lead to cost savings (such as reduced fuel consumption and packaging materials), giving you more money to invest in other critical areas of your business.
To Keep Your Conscience (and Supply Chain) Clean
A sustainable provider helps ensure that your supply chain is ethically sound and that fair labour practices are followed. With the world's population and the economy growing, logistics will continue to play an essential role in our lives. We must do it in the most sustainable, ethical way possible.
To Avoid Negative PR
With more and more attention being given to sustainability by media and governments, it's important to have a sustainable logistics partner who can help you stay compliant with regulations and avoid negative PR.
And last but not least, IT IS the right thing to do.
Changing the Game with Sustainable Logistics
Not tooting our own horn here, but Ziing places financial growth and environmental care at the heart of everything we do. We’ve carefully designed our services to minimize issues like CO2 emissions, noise pollution, and accidents.
Here are some of the reasons why our managed transportation services can be a game-changer for your business:
We have a strong track record of reducing our environmental impact through initiatives like using electric vehicles and sustainable packaging materials. We’ve implemented a 4R strategy that helps us Reduce, Recycle, Reuse, and Recover.
We use sustainable transportation methods, such as electric and hybrid vehicles, to reduce pollution. We also optimize delivery routes to reduce unnecessary travel.
Social and Ethical Standards
Our team has strong social and ethical standards, such as fair labour practices, transparency, and responsible sourcing.
We leverage technology to help balance our loads and calculate our carbon footprint. We also set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to stand firm on our commitment to combat climate change.
Our services are cost-effective and sustainable because you shouldn’t have to choose between the two. We want you to achieve your sustainability goals in a financially feasible way.
Let’s Do Better Together
Ready to do some good for planet Earth? We’re right there with you. At Ziing, we believe efficiency should never come at the expense of mindfulness. And when we work together, great things can happen.
See how our market-leading sustainable logistics solutions can help you achieve your sustainability goals while providing your customers with best-in-class experiences.