Environmental protection through wooden pallets from sustainable forestry
TEDi participates in the pallet return system of the Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool (CHEP). The company, which was founded in 1949 and is represented in 49 countries, is the market leader in the "pooling" of pallets and containers made of wood or plastic. More than 300 million of them are moved by CHEP daily.
With pooling, pallets and containers of affiliated partners are used several times, and when necessary repaired or, if severely damaged, reused through energy saving practices. As a result, valuable raw materials and natural resources do not end up in landfill sites. In addition, CHEP only buys wood from sustainable forests and thus makes an important contribution to environmental protection.
Through CHEP, the logistics operations again achieved an excellent result in 2015, with a return rate of 100%. TEDi was awarded a "very good" rating by the company. By participating in the CHEP system, in over ten years, we helped protecting more than 900,000 trees from being cut down in Germany alone.
GREEN DELIVERIES THANKS TO GOGREEN
TEDi has been a cooperation partner of Deutsche Post AG since 2011 and participates in the GoGreen project. All letters and packages that we deliver through Deutsche Post are climate compensated. The principle is simple and effective: participating companies like us pay an additional contribution for each franked postal dispatch for the CO2 harmful to the climate generated in the delivery of letters and parcels. The money supports the internationally recognised environmental projects of Deutsche Post, such as the construction of wind farms in China or biomass power plants in India. The compensation of CO2 emissions is certified by the independent organisation Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) according to the principles of ISO 14064.
Thanks to the "green" shipping initiative, the postal service has been able to offset 649,730 tonnes of carbon dioxide between 2006 and 2013 through their GoGreen Alliance. In 2013 there were nearly 2.37 billion carbon neutral shipments across the group, offsetting 193,760 tonnes of CO2. Compared to 2011, this represents an increase of around 40 percent.
More information about the GoGreen service of Deutsche Post can be found under www.deutschepost.de/gogreen.