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Palletised freight network Pall-Ex member CJ Express awarded ISO 14001 environmental management standard

Member awarded environmental management standard for green initiatives success

An eco-friendly member of the UK’s leading palletised freight operator has been recognised for its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

Pall-Ex member CJ Express has been awarded the ISO:14001 environmental management standard as a result of its efforts to use greener technologies.

CEO of Pall-Ex Hilary Devey recently presented the ISO certificate to the Hull-based distribution business at Hull University Business School.

Established in 1985, CJ Express operates a 12-vehicle fleet, delivering to a growing customer base throughout the UK and central Europe as a member of Pall-Ex’s network.

CJ Express is signed up to Pall-Ex’s Eco Drive initiative – an integrated environmental solution that enables businesses to move towards sending zero waste to landfill.

Pall-Ex devised and implemented the recycling take-back service that enables businesses to remove thousands of tones of recyclable material from its customers’ waste streams.

Since starting the scheme in May 2009, CJ Express has been able to divert 55 tonnes of plastic and cardboard waste from landfill into re-cycling schemes.

Since its beginnings as a one-van operation, the company reported sales of £2.1m to the year-end April 2009 and continues to be fuelled by a commitment to excellence.

Nick Carter, managing director of CJ Express, said: "Achieving the ISO standard is a fantastic testament to the effort of the team and the support from Pall-Ex.

"Our key objectives are to prevent pollution, ensure compliance with statutory environmental legislation, ensure efficient energy usage across all operations and promote a culture where employees and customers contribute to the implementation of the policy and continuous improvement."

Hilary Devey, who also gave a presentation to the University’s students after the ceremony, added: "We are proud to see CJ Express being rewarded for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact and we have been happy to support them along the way – they are a fantastic ambassador for our members and a model of good practice."

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