THE PALLETBIZ APPROACH TO SUSTAINABILITY

Considering that PalletBiz operates in an industry that is heavily dependent on the abundance of quality raw materials (particularly wood), as well as on other resources such as energy, fossil resources, and water, we recognize that we must strategically deal with our impact on the environment and the respective social constructs. Being of Scandinavian origins, our network is a strong advocate of sustainable development – and we are committed to “greening” our operations as much as possible, strictly whilst, however, avoiding greenwashing.

To that end, we have already achieved various sustainability-oriented milestones network-wide, the details of which we have enclosed in a news communication. One of the most fundamental steps was the development of the PalletBiz Corporate Sustainability Strategy, which is expected to frame and guide our present and future endeavours towards the meaningful and comprehensive integration of the sustainable development principles into the core of our business model.

Click on the picture below to read the PalletBiz Corporate Sustainability Strategy!

Our sustainability agenda

The PalletBiz sustainability agenda is rather complex, comprising various interrelated aspects and considerations, thereby we are extremely mindful about avoiding a fragmented, reactive approach where we only launch ad-hoc initiatives to deal with emergencies, only to return to business as usual once the fire is put out. Instead, we intend to treat sustainability as a matter with direct effects on business results, and are, consequently, only interested in having it meaningfully integrated into our core operations via a strategic and science-based approach that might pave the way towards real transformation and change, both in the case of our own operations, as well as our industry at large. The below figure shall summarize and visualize the overarching PalletBiz approach to sustainability, as well as illustrate the roots and planned undertakings of our overall sustainable strategic management processes.

PALLETBIZ & THE UN SDGS

Sustainability as defined in the 17 UN SDGs is attributed with a core importance in the PalletBiz discussions and communications regarding sustainable development. We have, therefore, selected those SDGs where we can actively contribute as a cooperation and a network; but by being active on those, we will passively contribute toward the “unselected” SDGs as well. The selected SDGs are the following: ​​​​​​​

  • Gender equality (5)
  • Decent work and economic growth (8)
  • Industry, innovation, and infrastructure (9)
  • Reduced inequalities (10)
  • Responsible consumption and production (12)
  • Life on land (15)
  • Partnership for the goals (17)
Source: www.un.org