#12 - Responsible Consumption and production
By sustainable sourcing of the raw materials of our load carriers, maximizing the usage of our circular load carriers by our customers and partners, maximizing the lifespan of our load carriers over time and maximizing high-value processing at the end of their end-of-life stage.
#13 - Climate Action
By minimizing the carbon emissions for our customers and partners by using our load carriers and minimizing the CO2-emissions of our own logistic operations and at our depots. We strive to reduce our scope 3 footprint per trip by 30% in 2030.
#17 - Partnerships for the goals
Being part of supply chains, we realize our goals in cooperation with our customers, retailers and business partners such as load carrier manufacturers, logistics service providers and depots.
Faber Group Sustainability Report
Sustainability is embedded in the core of our circular load carrier pooling business and in our hearts! With the Faber Group Sustainability Report, we now make our efforts and ambitions tangible and visible. The report outlines our Faber Group sustainability strategy and Faber Development Goals. It also includes the result of a baseline measurement of our footprint as Faber Group as a whole, per division and per type of activity. We used this to set tangible KPI’s to eventually become a ‘net-zero’ company by 2045.
Peak & Plateau
Our sustainability approach covers the full scope of care for people, planet and society – which has been recognized with a Platinum Ecovadis rating three years in a row. This we consider the basis (Plateau) of our sustainability ambitions.
However, we want to do more where we can have most impact (Peak). We have assessed the footprint of our business and found that approximately 85% origins from our (purchased) load carriers and transportation.
We're creating a better world through our circular business model, facilitated by continously improving our sustainable value chain. The 7 impact areas visually summarizes this.
Sustainability at IPP
Pallet pooling is a sustainable way to fulfil your pallet and boxes needs! With a focus on pay-per-use instead of ownership our pallets and boxes are used in the most optimal way during their lifespan with no capital investment from our customers needed - a perfect fit in the circular economy.
Read below what we do at IPP to keep our sustainability promises.
Lean & Green
IPP – first company with 2 star rating in the European Lean & Green program
Lean & Green is the leading European program for sustainable logistics and stimulates organizations to reduce their environmental footprint by optimizing their logistics organization – driving cost savings and efficiency at the same time. Reducing kilometres and increasing load size are core principles of the IPP business model – it is in our DNA. By enrolling into Lean & Green, IPP can now better pinpoint its performance today and challenge how can to improve it. For example. IPP identified inefficient relocations and inefficient loading patterns and focuses on our collections by balancing the impact of loss of pallets against environmental impact of transport. The two star European Lean & Green recognition is a true motivator to achieve more - next steps for IPP will investigate the viability of alternative fuels, both in a physical capacity and in a financially sustainable manner
Circularity is the way to go
Our wooden pallets are made from solid timber from (almost only) sustainable wood sources (FSC® C104886, PEFC/30-32-331 certified.) We keep our pallets up to specification throughout their long lifespan and once depreciated, they will return as biomass into nature, henceforth closing the circular loop.
Landlife Partnership Program
Furthermore, we also participate in partnerships like Landlife Company to offset the remains of our carbon footprint by tree planting programs.
Together with our parent company, Faber Group, we participate in the Ecovadis sustainability assessment in which we currently have platinum status, and we are fully committed to the principles of the UN Global Compact.