Executive Perspective: Collaborating across the supply chain to create zero waste

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Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, tells us more about Unilever’s new milestone in becoming a zero landfill company across Europe. Ultimately, Unilever is aiming to become a zero waste company globally around the end of the 2015, and is also continuing to work towards a zero waste value chain.

 

 

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“Unilever is aiming to become a zero waste company globally around the end of the year and is also continuing to work towards a zero waste value chain. We’re getting there – nine months after achieving zero non-hazardous waste to landfill across our global network of 242 factories, we’ve now become a zero landfill company in Europe. This means that in addition to manufacturing facilities, no waste from Unilever owned or fully operated premises, logistic operations, distribution centers or offices goes to landfill in Europe.

Our European teams have reached an important new milestone and proven that the model and mind-set that drove our factory achievements is repeatable outside of a manufacturing environment. We’re sharing our learnings and aspire to see an industry wide movement. In June this year we partnered with peer companies, experts and key stakeholders. We believe that if we can get people to personally connect with this as an issue we can eliminate waste on an unprecedented scale.”

Read the rest of the interview here: ThomsonReuters.com