Wärtsilä Corporation, 2 July 2013, 3 pm EET – Wärtsilä, a leading global supplier of marine and power plant solutions and services, together with CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, have been recognised for their successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 60 per cent at Wärtsilä’s warehousing operations.
The two companies have been named as winners of the Lean & Green Star Award 2013, a programme aimed at encouraging businesses and government bodies to move to a higher level of sustainability by taking measures that not only yield cost savings, but at the same time reduce the burden on the environment.
The achievement has been made possible thanks to the combined efforts of CEVA and Wärtsilä. One of the key factors in achieving the emission reductions was the decision to integrate nine local warehouses into one strategically favourable location in Kampen, the Netherlands. The Central Distribution Centre in Kampen is the hub of Wärtsilä Global Logistics Services, and covers the entire material flow from order confirmation until the point of delivery at the customer’s doorstep.
“We are continuously focusing on improving environmental performance within our operations, and naturally this is something we also expect from our partners. We are, therefore, very pleased to receive this award together with CEVA, ” says Mr Christian Rönnholm, Director, Global Parts Management, Wärtsilä Services.
“CEVA is very pleased with the recognition for our Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility approach” says Mr Pierre Girardin, Executive Vice President of CEVA Logistics in the Benelux. “This award is a further encouragement for CEVA to carry out our logistical activities in a sustainable manner. We want to be admired for our responsible working methods which are based on respect for the environment we live in.”
The award is given by Connekt, a Dutch agency which, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, has created the Connekt Sustainable Logistics programme. Under this programme, companies that are actively dedicated to making their logistics processes more sustainable, are considered for this prestigious honour. In 2008 CEVA won one of the first Lean & Green Awards for its best practice example of a CO2 friendly supply chain redesign for Wärtsilä.
Wärtsilä and sustainability
As a global leader in complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä has a key role in providing sustainable solutions for the shipping and energy sectors. Wärtsilä supports its solutions globally during their entire lifecycle. This creates the basis for its sustainability work, which is supported by its commitment to responsible business conduct.
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18, 900 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland. www.wartsila.com
CEVA – Making business flow
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 50, 000 employees in more than 160 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-class services across its integrated network. For more information, please visitwww.cevalogistics.com