SCA Hygiene Products Kft.
For our market success, it is crucial to deliver our products to our customers at the right time, frequency and quantity. And because our products have a short life cycle, there is a significant supply need. That is why we have responsibility to play an appropriate role in reducing carbon emissions through continuous optimization and development of transport. One of our key actions is the optimization of the quantity achieved through packaging, which is not only beneficial for the environment, but it is also successful for our competitiveness.
Solutions of the macro-sustainability challenges
Shift to low carbon economy by increasing effective energy use and industrial energy efficiency, promoting clean and environmentally friendly technologies and life cycle assessment
What´s the solution?
SCA Hygiene Products regularly monitors the environmental impacts of its transport activities and works to reduce its emissions overall. 95% of SCA’s freight transport is carried out by road, the environmental impact of which is sought through various cooperation projects, including the use of fuel reduction techniques and continuous testing of biomass-based operation of vehicles. The action plan includes taking into account the height of the pallets and optimizing the loading ratio when packing the goods to be delivered. The plan also includes combined transport, use of two-tier trucks and strategic planning such as selecting the optimal geographic location for production and department stores to reduce shipping distances. It is important that the sustainability of procurement procedures is also considered and that the entire supply chain needs to be encouraged for the same environmental conscious endeavours. In addition to continuously improving the packaging of our products, we have also focused on transport packaging, so we have developed charging optimization that optimizes our customers’ needs, transportation costs and environmental considerations.
Carbon footprint reduction also contributes to SCA’s competitiveness. On the one hand, it is in line with the basic philosophy and value of the company, and thus with its strategic objectives, thereby increasing our company’s affiliated relationships and acceptance, support. On the other hand, it also contributes specifically to financial performance: for instance, SCA delivers products with 3700 packages / units for a given product, while some competitors deliver products with 3000 packs / units, which naturally means a reduction in product costs while providing environmental benefits.
In order to reduce transport-related emissions, we are also constantly improving fuel consumption: in 2015, 54% of the fuel used in transport was from biofuels, 43% from natural gas, only 2% from petrol / diesel, and 0.5% came from coal. This will greatly contribute to the achievement of lower carbon emissions in the future, as the most harmful fossil fuel is continuously reduced, and alternatives are sought. By more efficient delivery, we reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit product.