Exertis is a leading route-to-market and supply chain partner for established and emerging technology brands across consumer, business and enterprise, and a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company. Partnering 1,400 emerging and global technology brands and over 50,000 resellers, e-commerce operators and retailers globally, they are committed to minimising the impact of business operations on the environment. Sustainability is integral to their overall strategy to build a long term, profitable business.
Macfarlane worked in partnership with Exertis at 3 UK sites to identify opportunities to reduce carbon emissions.
Analysis of stretch wrap and pallet top sheets revealed opportunities to reduce material by 24% whilst ensuring load containment. This removed 17.6 tonnes of plastic, equating to 45.4 tonnes of CO2e emission in plastic manufacturing based on UK Government material manufacturing averages.
This project is ongoing.
Stage 2 has identified removal of a further 19.3 tonnes of plastic.
Stage 3 will involve Macfarlane Group Europe implementing this process at other Exertis facilities.