IFCO Lowers Emission by 12% - Smart Energy Decisions

Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  November 20, 2023

IFCO Lowers Emissions by 12%

IFCO, a provider of reusable packaging containers (RPCs) for fresh products, achieved a 12% reduction in overall Scope 3 emissions.

The company also renewed the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver certification for the European Lift Lock generation of RPCs Details were released in the IFCO ESG 2023 Report, which details the progress IFCO has made on its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) 2025 Strategy during the 2023 fiscal year (FY23).

The IFCO ESG 2023 Report conforms to international sustainability reporting standards, including the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

"As we look back over the past year, I am immensely proud of the progress we have made on our ESG goals,” said Michael Pooley, IFCO CEO, in a statement. "As we step up our activities, we continue to scale up our positive impact on the global fresh grocery supply chain, on our society and on our planet. We are absolutely determined to inspire our industry to reject harmful single-use packaging as a way to reduce waste, protect fresh products and combat climate change. But we are not finished yet. By continuously striving to improve the IFCO SmartCycle, our sustainable circular pooling system for reusable packaging containers, we want to bring more partners along with us. Together, we will ensure that future generations get to live on a thriving planet."

The use of IFCO RPCs in the global fresh grocery supply chain generates more CO2 savings than all the Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions across IFCO's entire global operations.

IFCO's partnerships resulted in a reduction of the number of trucks on the road for one partner in the U.K., optimization of the RPC pooling flow for a specific fresh product category for an Italian producer and the implementation of alternative fuel options for transportation partners in the U.S.

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