CHEP Pooled Pallets Help Albert Bartlett Gain Environmental Savings
Leading potato supplier Albert Bartlett is enjoying significant environmental savings within its supply chain thanks to the use of CHEP’s pooled pallets.
The family-run business, based in Airdrie, Scotland, supplies own label and branded lines of potatoes to retail, wholesale, food service and processing customers, and recently signed a three-year contract renewal with CHEP, the supply chain solutions company.
The new contract will see CHEP supply an estimated 350,000 B1210A standard pallets (1200mm x 1000mm) per year, along with around 10,000 B1208A Euro pallets (1200mm x 800mm) per year to support distribution.
The use of CHEP’s pooled pallet is realising significant annual environmental savings for Albert Bartlett when compared to white wood pallets, including reducing CO2 emissions by 496,833 kg, saving wood resources, and reducing waste.
“Albert Bartlett is committed to providing value added products in such a way that minimises the impact of these activities on the environment," said Russell White, the company's head of operations.
"The savings that we’re able to realise through the use of CHEP’s pooling model are fantastic. It feels like we are making a real difference, working together to minimise the impact our supply chain is having on the environment.”
Helen Lane, managing director of CHEP UK & Ireland, added that she is delighted, but not surprised, by the savings achieved by Albert Bartlett.
“Environmental sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at CHEP," Lane said. "100% of our timber now comes from forests certified as sustainable. Our pallets are continually repaired, reused and shared, and because they are made to a higher standard than white wood pallets, they last up to 10-times longer."
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