Bolloré Transport & Logistics and supply chain services company Czarnikow are collaborating to support sustainable development in East Africa through the VIVE Sustainable Supply Programme. The VIVE programme is designed to create sustainable supply chains, ensuring all parties commit to sustainable improvement.
Will Rook, head of VIVE, said, “The VIVE Programme is committed to supporting its participants in reaching their sustainability goals through third party verification and bespoke improvement plans. We are proud to be supporting Bolloré Transport & Logistics via our Chain of Custody Module, developed to provide transparency on goods moving along the supply chain.”
As part of this continuous improvement sustainability programme, led by Czarnikow and Intellync, Bolloré Transport & Logistics in East Africa will benefit from a sustainability audit and a three-year improvement plan. Bolloré Transport & Logistics’ Kenyan and Tanzanian subsidiaries will take part in the programme. Bolloré Transport & Logistics, which provides logistics and value-added warehousing services to various manufacturers in the food and beverage industry, claims it is the only integrated logistics company in the East African region to subscribe to VIVE.
The VIVE programme that Bolloré is joining will reinforce the company’s sustainability strategy. In 2018, the logistics division of Bolloré Transport & Logistics launched its CSR strategy “Powering Sustainable Logistics” to address the ESG challenges of its business. Bolloré states that this strategy has enabled the company to integrate measures to improve energy efficiency, develop low-carbon alternatives, and mobilise the company’s stakeholders.
VIVE is designed to create fully sustainable supply chains, with every participant in a trade committing to sustainable improvement. This goal was reached last year, with the world’s first end to end sustainable sugar trade, facilitated by VIVE. VIVE is a multi-commodity programme, recently expanding to include renewable energy and fruit, creating more opportunities for its participants.
Source: Bolloré Logistics