Logistics Efficiency

  • Environmental gains can sometimes be derived by simply looking closely at our existing systems and fine tuning them in ways that reduce emissions. This is the case with logistics that govern how we transport our products.

    Transportation accounts for 25% of the energy used in Canada, the majority of which comes from fossil fuels. As a result, transportation is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. By curbing these emissions, we help combat climate change.

    Sustainability Target 2015
    Reduce our emissions from transportation by 15% through improved logistics and shipping efficiencies, and increased use of lower carbon-emitting modes of transportation, such as rail.

  • We have identified ways to improve how we transport our goods that will reduce our emissions from transportation and we have retained the services of a consultant who is studying our transportation logistics and recommending improvements.

    Fuller trucks will reduce the number of trips required, thereby causing fewer emissions. Furthermore, we are investigating alternative modes of transportation such as increasing our use of rail transport where possible. Rail transport has a lower ecological footprint on a per weight basis as compared to truck transport.