Welcome to the August 1st issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. Our front cover story reveals how total supply chain solutions specialist, Oakland International, has demonstrated its commitment as a business to benefit people, communities, and the planet, by taking the first step in the B Corp certification process and joining this fast-growing movement of using business as a force for good. Certified B Corporations, or B Corps, are companies verified by B Lab that meet exacting standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, with B Corp certification one of the most extensive and rigorous business certification processes. A fast-growing global movement, there are over 5,000 B Corps across eighty-two countries, with over seven hundred here in the UK.

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SC Johnson Professional’s sustainability performance at their Denby, UK site has been awarded a Gold Medal rating for 2022 by EcoVadis, an evidence-based corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability ratings framework designed to measure and report on these factors. The rating puts the professional skin care, cleaning and hygiene solutions provider in the top 5% of peer companies rated by EcoVadis across 160+ countries for its efforts at their Denby, UK site. SC Johnson Professional were required to demonstrate evidence which showed their commitment to key EcoVadis environmental, social and ethical factors.

Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company says that organisations and consumers need to fully embrace a plastic circular economy sooner rather than later to help tackle plastic pollution. In a recent article published on Circular online, the Sustainability Director at The Consumer Goods Forum, Ignacio Gavilan, highlighted the need to make a plastic circular economy the norm. Another recent report released by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) predicted that global plastic waste will almost triple by 2060.

Over the next six months, the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) will be launching a new suite of training courses as part of the Association’s Academy 2.0 Project. EUG (End User Guidance) was the first course to arrive. LEEA’s all new Foundation Certificate training course – FOU (Global), will be available to all members on subscription, our lifting gears and cranes feature reports.

Caljan Telescopic Conveyors, configured to suit your exact needs, make the task of unloading containers, swap bodies or trailers easier, according to our warehouse automation and robotics feature. Ergonomic working conditions means the pace can be maintained throughout the shift, so the process becomes more efficient. Swap bodies filled to the brim can be unloaded by Caljan AutoUnloader in just 30 minutes, with only one person required to supervise multiple stations.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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