Vanderlande has become a supporter of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), a public-private collaboration co-chaired by the chief executive of Philips, and the heads of the Global Environment Facility and UN Environment.
PACE – whose knowledge partners include the World Economic Forum, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Accenture Strategy and Circle Economy – aims to create change at speed and scale by enabling its supporters to broker partnerships that will expand existing, and kick-start new, circular economy projects.
Vanderlande uses a three-phase programme to support its interests in minimising the ecological footprint of its systems (as well as those of its customers) and maximising the effectiveness of its operations.
“Each of the three phases is an amalgamation of themes, ambitions, initiatives and a corresponding timeline,” says Vanderlande’s CTO Vincent Kwaks. “Our themes include the Cradle to Cradle philosophy and the principles of the circular economy.
Vanderlande has pledged that by 2020 it will have successfully launched new solutions and services that fully close the loop by use innovative business models, such as the recently launched flexible logistics solution FLEET.