CHEP emerged victorious from the KZN Waste Management Awards evening, with two of the company’s Service Centres winning top awards for excellence in waste management.
The awards, presented every two years by the Institute of Waste Management of Southern Africa (IWMSA) , are open to all environmentally conscious organisations and honour exceptional contributions and commitment to responsible waste management practices.
The winning CHEP Service Centres were CHEP Pietermaritzburg, located in the second-largest city in the province of KwaZulu-Natal which won a two-star gold certificate, and CHEP Cornubia, north of Durban, which won a three-star gold certificate. CHEP sustainability administrator Caren Tarr won the Individual Merit Award.
The wins follow a similar CHEP achievement at the previous awards, where CHEP Pietermaritzburg and CHEP Prospecton both won gold certificates.
“We are really humbled to be acknowledged by IWMSA for our sustainability work,” said CHEP Project Manager Paul Cross. “CHEP has been participating in the awards for a number of years, and we have constantly improved our processes for greater sustainability. It’s great to have those efforts recognised.”
CHEP is one of the leading supply-chain management companies in the world, minimising environmental impact from its pallet and container solutions through pooling and sharing of resources, repair and reuse. CHEP returns zero wood waste to landfill and works to reduce other waste by utilising renewable resources and 100% certified wood.
“We are thrilled to be acknowledged by our colleagues in the sustainability sector,” said CHEP Senior Sustainability Manager Nomathemba Mhlanga. “We are always working with our customers and suppliers to deliver mutually beneficial sustainable solutions, and to minimise our impact on the environment through continuous improvement.”
The KZN Waste Management Awards aim to encourage all organisations in KZN to think and act on efficient, effective waste management, to promote best practice in waste management and to acknowledge organisations committed to responsible and effective waste management.