Brambles
Brambles Sustainability Framework

Please click on the icons to explore Brambles’ 2020 Sustainability Goals, our strategy for achieving them and the benefits of addressing these material sustainability issues.

We have also linked each
Brambles goal to one or more
of the United Nations Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs).

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2020 Sustainability Goals

Better Planet Goals

- Zero Deforestation

GOAL

We aim for 100% chain of custody for all timber supply globally.

Strategy

Strengthen global procurement processes to ensure timber only comes from certified suppliers that harvest timber sustainably using ethical labour standards. Verify compliance in all regions.

Benefits

Promote sustainable use of forests whilst avoiding deforestation in Brambles’ and our customers supply chains.

Sustainable Development Goals

- Zero Emissions

GOAL

We aim for a 20% reduction in CO2-e per delivered unit.

Strategy

Invest in energy efficiency and in renewable energy solutions directly and collaborate to reduce carbon intensity in the supply chain.

Benefits

Address climate change whilst reducing cost and CO2-e in our network and maintain competitiveness.

Sustainable Development Goals

- Zero Waste

GOAL

We aim for zero wood waste and plastic waste to landfill.

Strategy

Continuous improvement in our circular business model by strengthening monitoring and measurement of waste through reuse and recycling in all regions.

Benefits

Reducing dependencies and impacts on natural resources whilst reducing cost and waste in our network and maintain competitiveness.

Sustainable Development Goals

Better Business Goals

- Better Supply Chains

GOAL

We aim for continuous improvement in our pooling model reducing CO2-e and waste in customer supply chains through the use of our products and services.

Strategy

Brambles will continuously measure and improve the circular pooling model and focus on reducing the environmental impacts of our product and services.

Benefits

An improved circular pooling model helps our customers to efficiently deliver their products. It also reduces the financial and environmental impacts versus non reusable alternatives.

Sustainable Development Goals

- Better Collaboration

GOAL

We aim for continuous improvements in packaging waste, food waste and CO2-e through collaboration with suppliers and customers.

Strategy

Brambles will use its unique position in the supply chains to promote collaboration with suppliers and customers. This will improve productivity and reduce environmental impacts.

Benefits

By taking a holistic systems approach to supply chain sustainability and sharing our network knowledge with customers, Brambles can create opportunities to optimise our own and our customer’s supply chains.

Sustainable Development Goals

- Better Workplace

GOAL

We aim for 25% reduction in the Brambles Incident Frequency Rate (BIFR) on the 2015 levels. 30% women on board and in management - global best practice employee engagement and corporate governance.

Strategy

We aim to create a better workplace through continued focus on: Health & Safety, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Engagement and Corporate Governance.

Benefits

Better Workplace provides our employees with fulfilling work and contributes to a prosperous society. A well governed, safe, diverse and engaged workforce has a direct relationship with customer satisfaction, financial results and attracting and retaining talent.

Sustainable Development Goals

Better Communities Goals

- Helping the Environment

GOAL

Yearly improvement in reforestation projects in each region. This forms part of our 0.7% pre tax profit donation and aim of 1 volunteering day per employee.

Strategy

Promote and contribute to reforestation projects through partnership alliances and volunteering opportunities.

Benefits

Reforestation programs have habitat and biodiversity benefits and engage and educate our employees on the importance of sustainable forestry.

Sustainable Development Goals

- Helping Education

GOAL

Yearly improvement in education projects in each region. This forms part of our 0.7% pre tax profit donation and aim of 1 volunteering day per employee.

Strategy

We aim to promote education through our volunteering activities and partnering with external organisations to equip the next generation and maximise positive social impact.

Benefits

Education programs have community benefits and engage and educate our employees on the importance of equal access to quality education.

Sustainable Development Goals

- Helping Food Security

GOAL

Yearly improvements in food waste projects in each region. This forms part of our 0.7% pre tax profit donation and aim of 1 volunteering day per employee.

Strategy

We aim to address food security issues throughout the entire supply chain from growers to customers using our innovative platform solutions and by supporting food waste initiatives and FoodBanks in each region globally.

Benefits

Food waste and food security programs have social and environmental benefits and engage and educate our employees on the importance of food waste and food security.

Sustainable Development Goals

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