Green Logistics Programs
You’re under pressure to reduce your carbon footprint. As a result, you need your 3PL partners to become part of that effort. At Weber, we’re serious about our commitment to green logistics practices.
- Since 2009, we have reduced our fleet carbon emissions by 37% – the equivalent of removing 2,047 cars from the road every year.
- We were one of the first members of the EPA SmartWay℠ emissions reductions program. Since joining, our fleet has maintained the highest EPA rating available.
- Weber’s drayage solution uses only clean certified trucks at the ports and rail yards, meeting Environmental Protection Agency standards for 2007-model clean-diesel trucks.
- Innovative lighting solutions in Weber warehouses have reduced electrical consumption. We use a combination of natural lighting, via new skylights, and have replaced old fixtures and bulbs with new T5 and T8 lighting. As a result, we have reduced the electrical usage in our facilities by up to 30%, cutting costs for clients and reducing our carbon footprint.
- Weber has purchased machinery that recycles dunnage into packing material to be used as protective filler during shipping, greatly reducing the use of plastic filler.
- To reduce empty miles, we continuously optimize last mile logistics and use partner carriers in some areas to reduce travel.
- Inside the warehouse, many gas-powered material handling units have been replaced with battery-powered units.
Continued Commitment to Logistics Sustainability
Weber is extending its commitment to green logistics to its suppliers. Scope 3 emissions are those caused by vendors who supply goods and services to a company. To reduce Scope 3 emissions, all Weber vendors must be able to pass a test to ensure they are contributing to logistics sustainability goals.