Tiger Brands set for sustainability 

Tiger Brands set for sustainability 

South Africa-based Tiger Brands has received a sustainability certificate from CHEP, the global provider of supply chain solutions. The certificate serves as recognition of the prominent fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company’s significant efforts towards sustainable practices and minimising its environmental impact.

Receiving the CHEP sustainability certificate is a notable achievement for companies that have exhibited their dedication to sustainability and the circular economy. Tiger Brands has made commendable efforts in areas such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving resource efficiency, and promoting sustainable practices.

In the last year, the company has reduced its CO2 emissions by
2 759 645 kg – equivalent to more than 66 truck trips around the world – saved 10 620 451 dm3 of wood resources, and reduced 2 397 267 kg of waste by using CHEP’s share-and-reuse pooling services.

CHEP uses Life Cycle Analysis (LCA*) to better understand its products’ environmental footprint, and has commissioned a third-party independent expert, RCD Environment, to quantify the environmental benefits of the system.

“Our commitment to sustainable practices is integral to delivering on our purpose to nourish and nurture more life every day,” says Mary-Jane Morifi, chief of corporate affairs and sustainability officer at Tiger Brands. “We strive for integrity and responsibility in all our sourcing, procurement, and supplier-related activities. By implementing CHEP’s pooling service, not only have we reduced our environmental impact, but our supply chain has also become more efficient, while we have reduced waste and pallet management costs.”

CHEP’s circular business model is based on the principles of reducing, reusing, and recycling. The company’s approach to sustainability centres around the pooling and sharing of equipment, which is designed to be durable, reusable, and repairable. The circular model ensures that products remain in use for as long as possible, reducing waste and supporting the circular economy.

“We are proud to celebrate Tiger Brands’ commitment to sustainability with this certification. We are committed to working closely with our customers to drive sustainability across their supply chains. Together, we can identify opportunities to streamline supply chains, provide customisable solutions, and mitigate environmental harm,” says Chris Perumal, FMCG director at CHEP Sub-Saharan Africa.

“Through our ‘total equipment management service’ offering, we have helped Tiger Brands decrease their pallet holding volumes by 61%, ensuring a faster asset cycle through the system and improved recovery from the trade,” he adds. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Tiger Brands and make further contributions to its ongoing efforts towards fostering a more sustainable future.”

* LCA is a standardised, science-based tool for evaluating the environmental impact of a product through its lifecycle, including extraction and processing of the raw materials, manufacturing, distribution, use, recycling, and final product disposal.

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