Damco Presents on Sustainability at CSCMP Annual Global Conference

The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) hosted its Annual Global Conference from September 26–29, 2010 in San Diego, California. The conference brought together supply chain professionals from over 40 countries with an aim to help professionals improve their organizations’ supply chain performance. Damco, the logistics arm of A.P. Moller – Maersk which is one of the world’s leading providers of freight forwarding and supply chain management solutions and a pioneer in the field of supply chain emissions reduction presented in the ‘Sustainability’ session on ‘ Ready to Take the Next Step to Becoming a Sustainability Winner?’.

Erling Johns Nielsen, Damco’s Director & Global Head of Supply Chain Development as well as Jordi Avellaneda, Global Head of Green Logistics spoke on how Damco envisions a future in which technological advances, consumer pressure and regulatory requirements will shape the role of the 3PL as supply chain sustainability advisors. The central theme of Damco’s presentation was that sustainability is a good business case for companies as it helps to find efficiencies, reduce costs and generate additional revenue by developing innovative products. Some companies still see sustainability as a hurdle, but over the past five years Damco has observed that companies are moving up the sustainability ladder, using it initially as a source of efficiencies and finally as a source of competitive advantage.

“Ultimately reaching the final stage of competitive advantage – the so-called eco-advantage companies, requires board level commitment and consequently sustainability is embedded in the way the organisation behaves and does business. Damco’s green logistics portfolio, which includes carbon footprint reduction and monitoring, packaging optimisation, and horizontal collaboration assists its customers in embracing the new sustainability megatrend and in becoming sustainability winners,” said Erling Johns Nielsen.

About SupplyChain CarbonCheck™
Damco’s SupplyChain CarbonCheck™ helps companies assess and reduce their supply chain carbon footprint. Since late 2007, Damco has conducted SupplyChain CarbonCheck™ projects for a wide range of companies globally. Our 5-step methodology has proven that CO2 reductions can be achieved through increased supply chain efficiency, which also translates into reduced supply chain costs and improved service levels. To learn more about our green logistics services, please contact us at environment@damco.com

The SupplyChain CarbonCheck™ has been referenced in a white paper by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) stressing the significant value of detailed information in carbon footprint calculations.

To read more about this study and its findings, go to www.damco.com

For more information on Damco’s green logistics services, please contact Jordi Avellaneda, Global Head of Green Logistics, at +45 (3363) 5392 or e-mail at jordi.avellaneda@damco.com

About Damco

Damco is the combined brand of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group’s logistics activities.

Damco offers a broad range of supply chain management and freight forwarding services to customers all over the world, and has 10,500 employees in over 280 owned offices across 90 countries with representation in 120 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, North America, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.

In 2009, the company had a net turnover of over USD 2.0 billion, managed more than 2.3 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 60,000 tons.

Damco is an independent business activity within the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.

For more information, please visit www.damco.com
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