EV Cargo Global Forwarding recognises the need to drive sustainable practices into our ways of working, to help shape a better world for tomorrow. There are four pillars to our ACSelerate 2021 strategy, and as part of the pillar “Doing well by doing good”, we have launched our Single-use Plastic Policy and have committed to reducing single-use plastic across our business (where realistic) by 2021, with a view to ultimate elimination where possible. This Policy provides guidelines to the business in driving the initiative.
Defining single-use plastic:
We will work to remove single-use plastics that are avoidable and replace those which have a viable and sustainable alternative. A key initial phase is for EV Cargo Global Forwarding to identify and qualify single-use plastics to be tackled, the following is not an exhaustive list, but details some of the obvious areas to be targeted.
Plastics used for catering:
Plastics used for cleaning:
Plastics used around the office:
Plastics used in packaging:
Plastics used around warehouses and transport:
EV Cargo Global Forwarding will work with the relevant suppliers to implement alternative products across our business. Equally, we will engage with our colleagues to embrace this policy at a personal level. Although this policy does not include plastic brought in by colleagues, we will encourage our colleagues to reduce the amount of plastic being used by raising awareness and encouraging behaviour change.
EV Cargo Global Forwarding is committed to increasing its business sustainability. As such, we will continue to assess other single-use plastics not listed above and review this policy as and when needed.
** Updated September 2020 **