Sept 20, 2016: CEVA Logistics has entered into a partnership with the SOS Mata Atlântica Foundation, a Brazilian NGO.
As a result of measuring its C02 emissions and calculating usage in Brazil, CEVA will offset these emissions by way of a contribution to the NGO's forest restoration programme “Future Forests.”
CEVA in Brazil has developed a plan to control its use of natural resources in the country.
The plan is to calculate its carbon dioxide emissions, CEVA can translate this value into the planting of thousands of Brazilian native seedlings in the Atlantic Forest biome stretching along Brazil's Atlantic coastline. The Atlantic Forest biome is a permanent preservation area which is controlled and monitored by SOS Mata Atlântica.
In addition to emissions monitoring over the last two years, the company has also introduced measurements for the use of water, paper, wood, cardboard and solid waste at CEVA-run contract logistics sites across the country. Those readings are then evaluated by CEVA on a monthly basis to calculate the exact consumption of all natural resources.
"CEVA’s partnership with SOS Mata Atlântica and the Future Forests programme has enabled us to motivate our team to play their part in the next stage of our environmental programme,” said Alcides Francisco, supervisor of Occupational Safety and Health at CEVA Brazil.
“Our commitment to sustainability helps us raise awareness with employees around the importance of protecting our fauna and flora. Additionally, it helps us drive innovations and creativity in our operations - from warehousing to transportation, from solution design to procurement policy. Such improvements ultimately help us better serve our customers."