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CBIP Logistics cares about sustainability and has been on a journey to reach carbon neutrality since 2020. In 2022, we reached our goal. We became certified carbon neutral by purchasing carbon credits through our partnership with the governing agency South Pole. We strive to work with suppliers with similar values and eventually become carbon positive in the future.
We are the first 4PL in Asia that is carbon neutral. We feel it’s important to lead by example and create a ripple effect in the industry. Many of us on the CBIP team have families, and we want to ensure the environment is stable and thriving as our kids grow up and raise their own children.
Supply chains are responsible for the invisible emissions behind the shoes, electronics, and other products we all use. Whether you buy these items in stores or online, the supply chain is where the bulk of the environmental impact occurs.
CBIP Logistics gives customers peace of mind knowing all of the logistics activity from factory to delivery is measured accurately and offset in terms of carbon emissions.
We look for suppliers and partners that are setting emissions-targets and moving toward more sustainable operations.
We audit our partners and subcontractors each month to gather data related to electricity use in warehouses, fuel use in delivery vehicles, and employee commutes.
We send that data to South Pole, and it determines the tons of carbon emissions associated with our operations.
We purchase carbon credits from South Pole through a variety of projects to offset the amount of emissions we are responsible for.
We collect the necessary data from our third-party subcontractors and send it to our partner, South Pole, to determine how many tons of carbon emissions our company’s operations are responsible for. We then purchase enough carbon credits to offset those emissions, making our business certified carbon-neutral.
We will continue to offset our emissions each year as South Pole calculates our total emissions based on the data we collect. We aim to eventually become carbon positive in the future. CBIP strives to work with more suppliers working toward renewable energy for warehouses, sustainable packaging, and efficient warehouse operations.
CBIP currently supports 4 projects that offset our emissions around the world. One of the most tangible ways to offset carbon emissions is by planting trees to absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. South Pole is an expert in carbon credits and has more than 800 active natural, discovery, and technological climate action projects around the world.
When considering projects to reduce emissions and improve local sustainability, we look for projects in the countries where CBIP, our customers, and our partners emit the most carbon. We invest in a variety of natural and technical projects to diversify the social and environmental impacts. Customers will also get the chance to vote for project investments to support in the future.
The Nam Chim Hydro Power Project increases access to electricity from renewable sources. This cuts emissions and supports the local community through training and job creation.
Number of carbon credits purchased in 2022: 2,550
The Chudu Afforestation Project pays local villagers to plant native trees on acres of barren land that were previously desertified. As the trees grow, they absorb carbon from the atmosphere and create a forest to support other native plants and animals.
Number of carbon credits purchased in 2022: 100
Along the East and West coasts of Taiwan, the Taiwan InfraVest Changbin and Taichung Wind project harnesses the power of coastal wind to generate renewable energy. This project also provides education and guided tours about wind farms, climate change, and pollution.
Number of carbon credits purchased in 2022: 340
The My Son Solar project installs solar panels in this sunny province, displacing electricity created using fossil fuels. This solar energy plant boosts local economies by hiring local workers and paying them liveable wages.
Number of carbon credits purchased in 2022: 2,550
Offsetting emissions from business activities reduces the impacts of climate change. Climate change is causing more frequent and more intense natural disasters such as droughts, floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and heatwaves. Communities and ecosystems that are already struggling don’t have the means to protect themselves from these disasters or to recover quickly after they have subsided.
“Being carbon neutral is a path to being more conscious about the impact that we’re having on the planet. For the longevity of the planet and our place in it, it’s an absolute necessity,” said CBIP General Manager Collin Moolhuizen.
Companies face the financial and operational impacts of supply chain challenges and climate change every year. At the same time, customers are asking for more action when it comes to sustainability metrics such as packaging, energy use, and carbon emissions. Choosing a 4PL that prioritizes being carbon neutral can put you on the path to a more sustainable future. At CBIP, we want to help you satisfy consumer demands and sleep better at night knowing your packages are being transported without harming the planet.
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“As a partner, CBIP has helped us in securing a carbon neutral experience for our customers which means for every single order we ship, it arrives completely carbon neutral. We are really excited to have a partner that cares this and importantly, is educating and thought leading along the way”
“At Noissue, we take sustainability seriously. We have reusable, recycled, and compostable circular material frameworks that put sustainability first in the packaging we provide. We always look for ways to lower emissions and make better decisions for people and the planet. That’s why we have loved working with CBIP Logistics as our company has grown. Knowing that our logistics partners has similar values as they pick up, sort, and deliver our products puts us at ease. We were excited to learn that CBIP Logistics is now carbon-neutral and continues to strive for carbon positive and sustainable logistics services. ”
“We can’t expect our clients and our suppliers to walk the walk if we don’t, so we have to set the right example.” - Collin Moolhuizen, CBIP General Manager
No! Operating sustainably doesn’t cost our customers anything extra. We work with our partners to share the costs of purchasing carbon credits to offset emissions. We share in the environmental responsibility and make our customers’ shipments greener at the same time.
A company becomes carbon neutral when it purchases enough carbon credits to offset their carbon emissions. One carbon credit draws down the equivalent of one ton of CO2 emissions.
Carbon offsets are designed to offset carbon emissions from various activities. Companies or individuals can purchase carbon credits from accredited entities to offset their emissions. Offsets can exist in many different forms such as renewable energy projects, tree planting, ecosystem restorations, and more.
Every dollar we invest in offsetting all of CBIP’s activities allows us to support genuinely world-changing initiatives. To find that dollar amount, we calculate the CO2 emissions resulting from all parcels being sent through CBIP for the previous year. Then, we will invest it via our partner, South Pole.
CBIP audits its partners to gather all data relevant to calculating emissions, including: electricity use in warehouses, fuel use in delivery vehicles, and employee commutes.
Absolutely! In partnership with South Pole, we can collectively choose different projects focused on regions where CBIP works directly.
CBIP is proud to share our progress on sustainability. Take a look at how we measure and report our impact.
South Pole is a company that aims to reduce the impacts of climate change by implementing several emission-reduction projects. We work with South Pole to accurately measure our emissions, decide on emission-reduction projects to support, and purchase the right amount of carbon credits to offset our emissions.
If a company has net-zero emissions, it means their net greenhouse gas emissions are zero without purchasing carbon credits to offset their emissions. The supply chain, logistics, and transportation sector will likely take decades to transition to be net-zero.
There are two parts to this. The first part is, the majority of our emissions come from our subcontractors and partners, and we have no control over their emissions. The second part is the logistics and transportation industry is a difficult one to fully decarbonize quickly. CBIP aims to align on sustainability goals with all of its suppliers in the future.