We’re committing to
net-zero emissions by 2040

As part of the Brambles Sustainability programme, we are accelerating our decarbonisation strategy towards pioneering regenerative supply chains.

Brambles announced its commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040. The company’s pledge to a 1.5°C climate future was an essential driving force behind its five-year sustainability targets published in 2020. By pledging to align with the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, Brambles was already committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by no later than 2050. With this new roadmap to net-zero emissions, the supply chain solutions company is bringing that deadline forward by ten years.

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Our role to play in decarbonisation

Roadmap to
Net-Zero Emissions
Including 2030 science-based targets for
Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions
100% renewable electricity at CHEP locations and 3PLs
100% FLT electrification at CHEP locations and 3PLs
Zero product waste to landfill
Zero waste CHEP locations
Improve asset recovery rates
Plant network & logistics optimisation1
Extend vertical transport collaboration
Carrier & customer collaborations to pilot lower-emissions fuels & emerging transport technologies
Wood waste to energy (e.g. biomass)
Embed CO2 considerations into procurement policies & contracts
Transition small and medium-duty CHEP owned recovery fleets to ZEV2
Supplier engagement program to support vendors with target setting
Increase recycled/upcycled content in products
Accelerate multimodal opportunities
Accelerate carbon insetting nature-based projects (e.g. forestry)
Pilot carbon insetting technical projects (e.g. wood waste to biochar)
Pallet durability
Scale up
Maximise multimodal opportunities
Contribute to establishing charging infrastructure to enable the deployment of zero emissions transport technologies (electric, hydrogen)
Scale procurement of low/zero emissions transport services
Maximise carrier & customer collaborations to adopt lower-emissions fuels & zero emissions transport technologies
Maximise vertical transport collaboration to reduce empty lanes through digital solutions
Maximise asset recovery & productivity through the Digital Strategy
100% zero emissions CHEP owned recovery fleets
Scale up the use of renewable fuels for heating (locations and pallets)
Maximise recycled/upcycled content in products
Maximise carbon insetting opportunities (nature-based and technical solutions)
Emissions by source3
(ktCO2-e, FY2020)
Scope 1
CHEP fleet fuel
CHEP site fuel
Scope 2
CHEP electricity
Scope 3
Outsourced service centres
New pallets, timber, nails, paint
Total emissions: 1,550
Existing solution
Emerging solution
Business as usual
Emissions reduction pathway
Removals pathway
1 Logistics optimisation includes reduced empty miles, stack height, transport occupancy rate, mega-trucks, and onsite solutions.
2 Zero Emissions Vehicles, including battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs).
3 Emissions sources in-scope for Brambles’ science-based targets. Excludes other purchased goods and services, business travel and employee commuting on the basis of materiality.
FY20 Global emissions
1,550 ktCO2-e
Our validated science-based targets
Scope 1 & 2
Onsite fleet and fuel
absolute reduction by 2030 (on FY20 levels)
Scope 3
Capital goods
absolute reduction by 2030 (on FY20 levels)
Scope 1 emissions
Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organisation (e.g. emissions associated with fuel combustion in boilers, furnaces, vehicles).
Scope 2 emissions
Scope 2 emissions are indirect GHG emissions associated with the purchase of electricity, steam, heat, or cooling. Although Scope 2 emissions physically occur at the facility where they are generated, they are accounted for in an organisation's GHG inventory because they are a result of the organisation's energy use.
Scope 3 emissions
Scope 3 emissions are the result of activities from assets not owned or controlled by the reporting organisation, but that the organisation indirectly impacts in its value chain.
Net-zero emissions
Effectively, committing to net-zero emissions means reducing emissions as much as practicable (following a science-based trajectory), and compensating any residual emissions through carbon removals, resulting in a net-zero impact.
Measures that companies take to remove carbon from the atmosphere and permanently store it within or beyond the company’s own value chain.
Science-based targets
Science-based targets (SBTs) are GHG emissions reduction targets that are informed by independent climate science. SBTs have shifted the focus from what a company believes it can do to reduce emissions, to what a company should do to contribute its ‘fair share’ to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.

“Global warming is one of the greatest challenges of our time and we need stronger action now. Brambles has a track record of reducing emissions through its circular business model, a range of innovative initiatives and its past achievements1. These targets are an important next step in a journey that we started years ago”.

“Adopting science-based targets and bringing the net-zero deadline forward by ten years accelerates our mission to build a regenerative supply chain. By delivering on our net-zero ambition and beyond, we will continue to be a sustainability global leader building the supply chains the world needs for the future.” Juan José Freijo Brambles Chief Sustainability Officer

Juan José Freijo
Brambles Chief Sustainability Officer

1 Brambles’ 2025 Climate Positive targets also included a commitment to 100% renewable electricity and carbon neutrality across its own operations by 2025, both of which were achieved in 2021, four years ahead of the target date.
Our 2025 Planet Positive Targets
Climate Positive
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Waste Positive
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Forest Positive
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