Eurocopter and SDV jointly commit to voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions

Eurocopter and SDV jointly commit to voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions

1-Jul-2011 Source: SDV

Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH and SDV have signed the Save Program charter at the Paris Air Show. This confirms their joint commitment to the voluntary reduction of CO2 emissions linked to helicopters transport, the flows of industrial and raw materials and spare parts shipments.

Eurocopter is fully committed to adopting sustainable environmental business practices. “Our objective is to go beyond simple carbon offsetting and focus on reducing CO2 emissions. We expect SDV, our key logistics provider, to implement a concrete framework for reducing the carbon footprint of transport and neutralising all residual CO2 emissions”, says Pierre Lutz, Global Logistics Manager for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH.

SDV is committed to environmental concerns in all its activities and has, in this respect, developed a customer solution; the reduction of CO2 variable is added to cost and delivery time variables, optimising the performance of the customer’s supply chain.

Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH and SDV have set a target a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions over a period of three years.

SDV’s methodology behind the Save Program consists of an integrated 3-step solution:
-A CO2 calculator to monitor the carbon footprint of shipments on a regular basis
-The design of eco-solutions to optimise the supply chain and reduce CO2 emissions: multimodal approach, methods of transport that use new technologies, packaging, consolidation of flows and reduction in urgent shipments through more effective planning
-A carbon offset program aimed at a carbon neutral logistics system, contributing to the worldwide sustainable development initiatives

By launching the Save Program, SDV demonstrates its expertise in contributing to its customer’s eco-friendly logistics solution and make carbon reduction the new driver in logistics performance.

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