For the third year running, the European pallet-pooling specialist LPR -La Palette Rouge (a division of Euro Pool Group), has been rated “Gold” by EcoVadis for its Corporate Social Responsibility policy. With a score of 71/100, a 4 point improvement on 2016, LPR is once again in the top 1% of the companies assessed.

As a major player in the supply chain, LPR is fully aware of the importance of its contribution to “responsibility” and continues to pursue the goal of social responsibility across the whole range of its activities, including with respect to its employees. This commitment is based in particular on its relationships with its customers, its network of partners and subcontractors, and also its policy of procuring raw materials from PEFC-certified forests. LPR’s business (pallet pooling) is circular by nature and thus a perfect candidate for the circular economy.

LPR has long sought to provide a service involving optimised, multi-modal transport systems and transport loops for its customers, reducing “empty kilometres”, and service centres located close to distribution hubs.

With this in mind, and with its customers interests and satisfaction at the heart of the objective,  in 2018 the pallet-pooling specialist will offer its partners the opportunity to partially offset their environmental impact by planting trees, whilst helping them calculate saved CO2.

LPR aims to pursue all of these objectives and reduce its own carbon footprint by 20% by 2025.

Adrian Fleming, Managing Director – LPR UK & Ireland, comments: “As Europe’s red pallet pooling specialist in the FMCG sector, LPR has spent the last 25 years increasing the company’s efficiency, simplicity and sustainability in the supply chain. We are extremely proud of our commitment to continuing CSR improvement and are delighted our efforts have been recognised by EcoVadis.

“In the coming year we will be looking to strengthen still further our engagement by reinforcing our environmental and social targets. Over the coming months we will be translating EcoVadis’ recommendations into concrete CSR action plans to ensure that we continue to set the CSR standard in our industry”.

About La Palette Rouge (LPR)

La Palette Rouge, a division of Euro Pool Group, is a pallet-pooling company for manufacturers and distributors in the fast-moving consumer goods sector. LPR operates throughout Europe, providing a full pallet service to its customers and their retail partners.

The LPR range of pallets includes all formats commonly used in the FMCG sector and by major retailers. LPR pallets comply with hygiene regulations applying in the food sector and are reserved strictly for the FMCG sector, in order to avoid any risk of contamination.

LPR has acquired PEFC certification and has therefore implemented a rigorous chain of custody to ensure that the wood for its pallets comes from forests that are managed ‘sustainably’.

About Euro Pool Group

Euro Pool Group is the European leader in logistics services for returnable packaging in the fresh produce sector.  Euro Pool Group is composed of two divisions, Euro Pool System (EPS) and La Palette Rouge (LPR). www.europoolgroup.com

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