Xeon is conscious of the potential impact that supply chain and logistics can have on the environment and planet as a whole.
Sustainable businesses are required not only to return a profit for the owners and shareholders but to do so in an operating environment where organisations preserve and enrich the planet in which they operate. Xeon’s shareholders, executive team and key stakeholders understand and passionately care about this responsibility. Xeon is focused on driving towards greener logistics and reducing our carbon footprint in alignment with this objective.
Impact of our fleet on the environment
In order to offset the impact of our fleet, our transport and compliance teams have been tasked with reducing the impact of our vehicles on the transport infrastructure and environment.
Strategic initiatives include the reduction of fuel consumption through more aerodynamically efficient vehicles, and the optimisation of route planning to reduce average kilometres travelled. Further initiatives are being planned.
Sustainable energy solutions
Running temperature controlled warehouses in Africa consumes considerable energy. Xeon continues to source smart solutions to reduce energy consumption, including solar and motion sensors across various warehouses.
Across Africa, water scarcity is a reality. The much publicised issues in Western Cape in 2018, commonly referred to as Day Zero, highlighted this issue for all South Africans. As a result Xeon have implemented various water harvesting initiatives to reduce overall consumption.
Packaging and recycling
Xeon is committed to reducing waste and employs techniques such as the minimisation of waste, and subsequent recycling of oils, packaging and storage materials.
Packaging materials are sourced from responsible suppliers of recycled products, and waste by-products are recycled through responsible organisations.
Short dated and near expired products are, where appropriate and with approval from our business partners, distributed to charitable organisations to feed and support under-privileged and disadvantaged members of society or responsibly recycled through “alternative-use” methodologies, such as donations to farmers.