Gispen wins Lean & Green Star & Personal Mobility Award
Gispen has received the Lean and Green Logistic Star. The company has reduced its CO2 emissions by 22 per cent in a timespan of five years by implementing a number of clever alterations to its distribution chain. Gispen is one of the first companies in its field to be awarded this prestigious prize. Gispen also won the Lean and Green Personal Mobility Award in March this year.
After having received the Lean and Green Logistic Award five years ago, being awarded the Lean and Green Logistic Star is another step toward our goal. To win this award, you must have reduced your CO2 emissions by at least 20 per cent in five years.
When developing the action plan, Gispen reconsidered the entire distribution chain, up to and including delivery and assembly. Transport was drastically reduced. Routes were more cleverly planned which required fewer lorries and service vans in the vehicle fleet. At the same time, transport became more tailored to the task at hand; using smaller lorries, for example. Reducing transport was also accomplished due to the training of logistics staff. They became more widely employable and did not have to rely on colleagues for specialised knowledge as often. In addition, Gispen’s lorries were provided with cleaner engine technology. To top things off, Gispen saw an opportunity in carrying out the assembly process on site or at so-called pop-up factories that are set up near the project’s location.
“Being awarded the Lean and Green Star is an important incentive for our constant focus on sustainability and environmental efforts"
Gispen: “Being awarded the Lean and Green Star is an important incentive for our constant focus on sustainability and environmental efforts. We are of course very proud of our accomplishments, but this prize has never been an objective in itself. It is the result of Gispen taking responsibility. We want to minimise the strain on the environment wherever possible and this is something we are perpetually and scrupulously involved in.”
LEAN AND GREEN PERSONAL MOBILITY AWARD
Another, very recent, acknowledgement of this policy is the receiving of the Lean and Green Personal Mobility Award in March. Gispen has developed an action plan for the purpose of reducing CO2 emissions on passenger transport by at least 20 per cent. This will be achieved this by encouraging employees to work at home or travel by public transport on a more frequent basis. In addition, the employees are given a training in how to drive economically and a number of lease vehicles have been replaced with vehicles that have cleaner engines.
Read more about the Lean and Green programme.