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HDNL awarded second
OnLine Green Award
by IMRG
Home Delivery
Network Limited
(HDNL) has
picked-up its
second Large
Supplier of the
Year award in
IMRG’s Online
Green Awards.
Following its
success in 2007,
the company has
continued to build
upon its
achievements in
reducing its carbon
footprint and
increasing efforts
to deliver 300,000
parcels to every
postcode, every
day in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Company focus this year was to be greener at the grass root
level of the business, with an emphasis on cultural change
throughout their structure. This grass roots approach engages
all 6,500 members of staff across 72 locations and has proved
extremely successful, allowing the company to reduce its
utilities carbon usage by 490 tonnes for the 07/08 financial
period, with other savings being made across the company.
The change has included small scale initiatives such as staff
reducing energy expenditure by turning off lights, closing
down computers and machinery when not in use. The
introduction of more hand held terminals, allowing signatures
to be recorded electronically and increasing online parcel
tracking has reduced paper waste. HDNL has also committed
to long term recycling at its locations, with Blackpole, one of
its specialised operations, pioneering a specific waste trail.
Blackpole has been so successful in reducing waste by 45%
or 10.75 tonnes of carbon a month that the scheme will be
extended to other sites with the same effect. The introduction
of a cardboard bailer has also been a success and an
additional plastics and cardboard bailer is being installed at an
additional site. HDNL has also increased the availability of the
Merridale fuel management system to all of the drivers on the
road and at depots. This is a 50% increase and allows
measurement of fuel consumption plus driver behaviour, giving
the opportunity to highlight areas where fuel efficiency is poor.
Brian Gaunt, Chief Executive of Home Delivery Network
Limited said: “We are delighted to except this award for Large
Supplier of the Year for the second year running by the IMRG
in their OnLine Green Awards. Our strategic focus on getting
greener at grass roots has made a promising start, with
cutbacks and sustainable practices implemented and tangible
savings being made throughout the business.” “Our approach
to CSR is a holistic one and we are committed to developing a
relevant, credible and sustainable programme.”
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