For the third year running, the European pallet-pooling specialist LPR – La Palette Rouge (a division of Euro Pool Group), has been rated “Gold” by EcoVadis for its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. With a score of 71/100, a 4 point improvement on 2016, LPR is once again in the top 1% of the companies assessed.
As a major player in the supply chain, LPR is fully aware of the importance of its contribution to “responsibility” and continues to pursue the goal of social responsibility across the whole range of its activities, including with respect to its employees. This commitment is based in particular on its relationships with its customers, its network of partners and subcontractors, and also its policy of procuring raw materials from PEFC-certified forests. LPR’s business (pallet pooling) is circular by nature and thus a perfect candidate for the circular economy.
LPR has long sought to provide a service involving optimised, multi-modal transport systems and transport loops for its customers, reducing “empty kilometres”, and service centres located close to distribution hubs.
With this in mind, and with its customers interests and satisfaction at the heart of the objective, in 2018 the pallet-pooling specialist will offer its partners the opportunity to partially offset their environmental impact by planting trees, whilst helping them calculate saved CO2. LPR aims to pursue all of these objectives and reduce its own carbon footprint by 20% by 2025.
Adrian Fleming, Managing Director – LPR UK & Ireland, comments: “As Europe’s red pallet pooling specialist in the FMCG sector, LPR has spent the last 25 years increasing the company’s efficiency, simplicity and sustainability in the supply chain. We are extremely proud of our commitment to continuing CSR improvement and are delighted our efforts have been recognised by EcoVadis.
“In the coming year we will be looking to strengthen still further our engagement by reinforcing our environmental and social targets. Over the coming months we will be translating EcoVadis’ recommendations into concrete CSR action plans to ensure that we continue to set the CSR standard in our industry”.