AsiaÃ¢â‚¬™s new Sustainable Supply Chain Centre
Amid the lush greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, DHL and National University of Singapore (NUS) launched the S$3 million Sustainable Supply Chain Centre of Asia Pacific (SSCCAP). A first for the region, the centre will be a best practice hub and intellectual property engine to drive sustainable supply chain development in the Asia Pacific […]
August 1, 2010
Building on DHLÃ¢â‚¬™s global GoGreen environmental protection programme, its own sustainable supply chain expertise and its global GoGreen customer solutions, the centre will create practical business tools for the industry to establish benchmarks in areas of sustainable logistics solutions, involving research and education.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Given the projections for supply chain logistics growth in the region, there is a need for an Asian focus on sustainability,Ã¢â‚¬Â said DHL Supply Chain Asia Pacific CEO Paul Graham. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The SSCCAP will meet that need by leveraging DHLÃ¢â‚¬™s sustainability bestpractices at its foundation. As a leading logistics company, DHL sets industrystandards with its Group-wide GoGreenclimate protection program, whichaims to improve the companyÃ¢â‚¬™s carbonefficiency.
Through high-level research, surveys, conferences and forums, the centre will create new tools, best practices and know-how that will put the region at the leading edge of innovative sustainability practices,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Opening in July 2010, the SSCCAP will be hosted at The Logistics Institute Ã¢â‚¬“ Asia Pacific at the National University of Singapore. The Logistics Institute has a strong reputation in the industry and has established solid industry and customer links. While initially co-funded, the SSCCAP will be self-sustaining in the long term through the provision of events and practical solutions for the logistics industry.