Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 March 2023 - Tiger Brands, a prominent fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company based in South Africa, has received a sustainability certificate from CHEP, the global provider of supply chain solutions, in recognition of the 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. The company has reduced its CO2 emissions by 2,759,645kgs, which is equivalent to more than 66 truck trips around the world, saved 10,620,451dm3 of wood resources and reduced 2,397,267kgs of waste by using CHEP’s share-and-reuse pooling services in the last year. CHEP uses Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to better understand their products environmental footprint and have commissioned a third - party independent expert, RCD Environment, to quantify the environmental benefits of the system. CHEP pallets have the lowest environmental impact in all categories when compared to market alternatives.
Tiger Brands is committed to building a sustainable supply chain that adheres to the highest moral, ethical and environmental standards. The company believes that protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development is its responsibility and views sustainable business practices as an essential component of its long-term growth strategy.
"Our commitment to sustainable practices is integral to delivering on our purpose to nourish and nurture more life, every day," said Mary-Jane Morifi, Chief Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Officer, 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, and 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 are 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.
Chris Perumal, FMCG Director, CHEP Sub-Saharan Africa said, "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. Through our Total Equipment Management Service (TEMS) 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. We are excited to continue our partnership with Tiger Brands and make further contributions to their ongoing efforts towards fostering a more sustainable future.”
CHEP’s mission to build smarter, more sustainable supply chains while inspiring companies to embrace sustainable practices and lessen their environmental impact aligns well with Tiger Brands' strategic goals and commitment to sustainability. The collaboration between Tiger Brands and CHEP represents their shared values and dedication to creating a thriving and regenerative tomorrow.