Design & develop green practices
“Transportation modes are a key factor in producing carbon footprint that vehicles emits into the environment regularly and same is a major concern to address by any logistics service provider. SCM companies need to look for improved ways to reduce their carbon footprint and this can be done through optimisation of shipments. Optimisation of the shipments could be consolidating a lot of small shipments through a consolidation point, consolidating multiple shipments from a single vendor or consolidating multiple shipments from multiple vendors. The same thing is adopted by SILPL and we are assured about the results of the same, as we have seen the decrease in the zero/less productivity mileage of vehicles, which ultimately lead to low carbon emission. SILPL also switch to 100 per cent CNG vehicles for local distribution through which we reduce around 10 per cent of our carbon footprints. At the end, the entire SCM industry need to come together to implement a sustainability strategy in their operations and the top management commitment will play a prominent role to be successful in it,” shares Sanjay P Rathi, MD, Sampark India Logistics.