- Limiting the movement of road freight on certain days or times during the week
- Promotion the use of rail transport, especially as an alternative to road freight couriers
- The use of recycled, recyclable and reusable packaging materials
- Using green products
- Outsourcing reverse logistic services
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Logistics #2 The Environment and the Impact on Logistics
This week we are focusing on some of the issues that are faced in the world of logistics. Yesterday we touched on one of the external factors that have helped globalise logistics in recent years, the effect of worldwide governments and the creation of unions such as the EU. Today we are looking at environmental concerns, a factor that has had a big impact in the past few years.
Green issues have become more and more relevant due to a rise in public awareness concerning their own impact on the environment. People are shopping smarter and expecting the businesses they use to take environmental issues seriously within their day to day activities, including distribution.
The effect this has had in logistics includes:
Royale International have introduced point to point deliveries, reusable and recyclable packaging, around the clock service and in-house energy saving operations such as the Switch Off policy we have helped to show our customers that the environment is important to us.