By 2025, Deli Home wants to achieve a 10% reduction in the packaging materials used for transport within the supply chain (compared to 2020). We are continuously trying to improve how our materials are packaged. Sustainability is an important factor when doing so, and involves increasing the re-use of packaging materials, reducing how much packaging materials are used for consignments, and implementing alternative and more environment-friendly packagings.
An important aspect of our sustainability objectives relates to re-using packaging materials, including the packaging that we receive from suppliers. This packaging is treated with care. For instance, we use the wooden separating strips and cover plates to safely transport our own goods. As a result, we have to buy fewer packaging materials. In this case, our employees help us to identify materials that can be reused, and also highlight specific purposes.
Reduction in plastic thanks to shrink film tunnel
The new shrink film tunnel at our division in Zevenaar is a good example of how we are trying to use fewer packaging materials. This tunnel is very efficient at packaging doors in plastic, and thus helps to significantly reduce the use of plastic. Deli Home wants to minimise the use of plastic at all its divisions. If this is not possible, we will try to keep the use of plastic to a minimum.
New sustainable brand CanDo green
Our new sustainable brand CanDo green, which is available as of September 2022, incorporates all our sustainability initiatives with regard to products, packagings and logistics. The products, which include CanDo green Wood Decowall, are sustainable and timeless, and are produced in the Netherlands using FSC- and PEFC-certified materials from within the European Union. The products are not packaged in plastic but are tied together using cardboard straps that help to keep the materials together. The products are then transported in a very efficient manner in order to minimise the impact on the environment.