Responsible Sourcing and Distribution 2016
Establishing fair, transparent and trustworthy relationships with reliable and responsible business partners enables our Group to offer products of the highest quality to customers and consumers.
Gruppo Campari considers it a strategic priority to have its suppliers guarantee the sustainable management of their operations.
With the aim of ensuring a high standard of excellence for products and ethical conduct in all activities, starting in 2012 Gruppo Campari set out to have all of its raw materials, packaging and POS material suppliers subscribe to a Supplier Code.
Today, 89.5% of suppliers managed by Global Procurement from five main geographical areas (Italy, Europe, North America, South America and APAC) have subscribed to the Code, which is slightly higher than the 88% in 2015.
By becoming a member of Sedex, Gruppo Campari thus affirms its particular focus on sustainability in the area of procurement as well.di sostenibilità.
As a result of our growing emphasis on social and environmental issues with regard to our supply chain, in the fourth quarter of 2016 we joined one of the world’s largest platforms for managing and sharing sustainable data.
After signing the contract with Sedex in 2016, the Group launched a programme aimed at involving the majority of our direct materials suppliers in 2017 by asking them to register and share their business practices on the platform. Thanks to Sedex, Gruppo Campari is able to guarantee greater transparency regarding its supply chain and strengthen its sharing and promoting of ethical practices with its suppliers.
What is Sedex
Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. It provides an online database that allows its users to store, share and report on information about their company in four key areas:
Sustainable logistics and distribution
For Gruppo Campari, designing a model for sustainable business development right along the value chain entails maintaining this commitment in the field of logistics. Sustainable logistics involves creating value for the business by seeking a balance between environmental and economic efficiency. Geographically speaking, 2016 saw the Group focusing primarily on long-distance full-load road transport within Europe, which is of particular importance to the business.
The following main aspects should be noted:
At present, 60% of journeys in Europe (i.e. from the production unit to the distribution centre) are made intemodally, i.e. using a combination of different means of transport. The table below shows that 45% of such intermodal journeys are made in Germany.
2016 saw the renewal of the partnership with Berger, a great innovator in the field of sustainable transport, specialising in deliveries by road. In particular, it has designed vehicles in the category Euro 6, built using lightweight steel, and capable of carrying two more pallets than a standard vehicle.
Follow-up comparative studies show that the use of Berger’s ecotrails does in fact bring about a reduction in harmful emissions, especially when combined with the intermodal approach to transport. The study was carried out by Berger on the basis of a sample totalling 17,920 pallets with the same weight and size as our pallets and was conducted over a distance of 880 km.
SUSTAINABLE PALLET MANAGEMENT
Continuing with the focus on Europe, the company has also been collaborating, in Germany, Austria and Belgium, with the pallet transport company PAKY. PAKY’s supply network enables it to recover pallets from waste sites and transfer them to its own stock or that of the closest customer and, at the same time, to ensure that the same type of pallet is delivered from its closest recovery point to our loading bays.
This procedure obviously makes it possible to significantly reduce the number of deliveries made within Europe, and hence have a positive environmental impact. The ‘PAKY method’ has made the movement of 44,900 benches – about 90 truckloads’ worth – unnecessary and avoidable.
The supplier selected for Spain was CHEEP which, unlike PAKY, hires out pallets using a more traditional approach to pooling, while providing a service similar to that described above. In this instance, 5,350 pallets were moved, which would otherwise have required 11 truckloads.
The Group wants to continue to evaluate potential solutions for other markets that will continue to reduce the impact of pallet movements from a logistical and therefore environmental point of view.