Present on June 29th at the 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) organized by Asia Cargo News and held in Singapore at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre, Bolloré Logistics received the Best Green Logistics Operator award in front of the transport and logistics community.
Picture credit: Asia Cargo News
Mr. Yves Laforgue, Chief Operating Officer at Bolloré Logistics Asia Pacific, was honored to receive the award on behalf of the company from the hands of Mr. Ian Kwok, Assistant General Manager of Aviation Logistics at the Airport Authority of Hong Kong. "Bolloré Logistics is honored to have been recognized as 'Best Green Logistics Operator' at the award presentation ceremony where many international transport and logistics companies gathered," mentions Mr. Yves Laforgue. "This distinction rewards the steps taken by Bolloré Logistics in an effort to offer more eco-friendly solutions to its clients in the Asia Pacific region," Mr. Yves Laforgue adds.
Organized annually by Asia Cargo News – the only newspaper covering logistics and cargo supply chains in the Asia Pacific region – this event recognizes transport and logistics service providers for their excellence in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability. Thousands of shippers and customers voted for the 2017 AFLAS winners, therefore truly reflecting the opinion of the industry experts. The nomination criteria followed a technical evaluation. At first, the top eight firms in each category were short-listed; after which, the top three firms in each category made up the final shortlist.
A Glance at Bolloré Logistics' Green Projects in Asia Pacific
As an effort to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Asia Pacific region, Bolloré Logistics introduced in 2015 its very first hybrid shuttle from its "Green Hub" in order to serve the fashion and luxury industry in Singapore.
To pursue its commitments towards a more eco-friendly supply chain, Bolloré logistics is also continuing its actions for the setup of environmentally-responsible buildings. Since its "Green Hub" in 2013, logistics hub in Singapore to be Green Mark Platinum* and LEED Gold* certified, Bolloré Logistics launched two other green building initiatives in Asia. In 2016, Bolloré Logistics Australia moved to a brand new 5-Star Green*** rated warehouse and office spaces located at Melbourne Airport.
More recently, Bolloré Logistics South Korea installed a 264-sqm urban farm on its office rooftop building in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Group's initiative to promoting "Green Projects" and protecting the biodiversity.
Bolloré Logistics' SAVE PROGRAM
With SAVE PROGRAM, Bolloré Logistics supports its customers aiming at reducing GHG emissions and atmospheric pollutants along the supply chain, thus limiting environmental impact. SAVE PROGRAM acts on two levers: improving air quality in urban areas and fighting against climate change.
* The BCA Green Mark Scheme was launched by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in January 2005 to achieve a sustainably built environment and promoting environmental awareness in the construction and real estate sectors.
** Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an internationally recognized green building certification developed by the US Green Building Council.
*** 5 Star Green - Certified rating (score 60-74) is delivered by the Green Building Council Australia and achieves recognition for design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings.