CULEMBORG, The Netherlands, October 29, 2008 - Today CEVA, a leading global supply chain management company, was awarded the Lean & Green Award 2008 by Connekt, a Dutch forum that promotes smart and sustainable 'mobility' thinking among logistic service providers, shippers, NGO's, Governmental bodies and international partners.
CEVA won the award for their best practice example of a CO2 friendly supply chain redesign for customer Wärtsilä, a market leader in ship power and decentralized power plant solutions. In total, 9 companies were granted an Award. For CEVA, the Wärtsilä case methodology is exemplary for defining and monitoring its carbon footprint. It forms part of the integral Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility (CSR) approach of CEVA, that will be launched internally before the end of 2008.
CEVA and Wärtsilä recently signed a cooperation agreement for the 24/7 global spare parts transportation management and "control tower" activities for Wärtsilä Services. The transportation management system is being built at the moment and it will be fully implemented in 2009. Both companies see the CO2 reducing case as an integral part of the partnership between CEVA and Wärtsilä, because they both have CSR high on the agenda.
"CEVA is very pleased with the recognition for our CO2 friendly supply chain design" says Onno Meij, Managing Director of CEVA Logistics France, Benelux and Nordics. "The supply chain solution for Wärtsilä is a perfect example of how economics and sustainability come together in the logistical solution".
+31 6 109 378 46
+358 40 568 0591
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä enhances the business of its customers by providing them with complete lifecycle power solutions. When creating better and environmentally compatible technologies, Wärtsilä focuses on the marine and energy markets with products and solutions as well as services. Through innovative products and services, Wärtsilä sets out to be the most valued business partner of all its customers. This is achieved by the dedication of more than 17,000 professionals manning 160 Wärtsilä locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on The Nordic Exchange in Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit www.wartsila.com