Here at Dream Logistics, we’re all about doing our part to care for the environment in any way possible. For us, this means providing logistics services in an environmentally friendly, economically viable, and socially responsible way. We wanted to share some areas we’ve been investigating as prime opportunities to make changes toward sustainability.
We’re keeping a close eye on this area as there are new advancements every day in the world of fuel-efficient vehicles for logistics. With some companies only recently introducing electric semi-trucks, the landscape of intermodal logistics is clearly moving in the direction of lessening the carbon footprint left by many of the vehicles we use today. The availability, cost, and ultimate success of these vehicles have yet to be seen. However, at Dream Logistics, we are passionate about doing everything we can to make a positive impact on our planet, and we will closely monitor new opportunities for us to make a difference.
This also includes careful consideration of what delivery routes are being taken. When determining the route a delivery needs to take, it’s essential to consider the time it takes and the most efficient route. Choosing the most fuel-efficient path can be one of the simplest changes a logistics company makes to be more sustainable, not to mention the major economic benefits this can have for your company by saving fuel purchases.
Eco-friendly packaging material can be a great step towards making a noticeable change in your carbon footprint. One example is the use of dissolvable plastic for packaging. To combat the mass amount of plastic and debris in our planet’s oceans, using dissolvable plastic ensures that wherever it may end up, it will eventually break down and cause no environmental harm.
Another way you can make a difference is by implementing an effective recycling program. This is a great opportunity to get your entire team involved with your sustainability growth. A company can educate and motivate employees to adopt sustainable practices in their work and personal lives through training and incentives.
Investing in renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power can be a great step toward sustainable logistics. By investing in these sources, companies can reduce their carbon footprint and decrease their dependence on fossil fuels. This is especially prevalent for warehouses that use large amounts of energy and have their share of harmful emissions.
One significant step that can be taken is to partner with other corporations and government agencies that are focused on making positive changes for the environment. This is a perfect way to get ideas, training, and systems that you can implement to create a long-lasting difference.
At Dream Logistics, we’re working hard to continue growing the sustainability of our practices. We believe in doing our part to make the world a better place. So if you’re looking for a 4PL provider who can do everything from warehousing to e-commerce in one place, reach out to us today!