Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature-controlled packaging, has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Air Cargo Sustainability Award in the corporate category by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The company received the award at the Digital Air Cargo Forum in December.
Peli BioThermal was recognised for its work to improve sustainability through manufacturing and use of durable, reusable temperature-controlled packaging to replace single-use packaging. Research and analysis shows a two-year clinical trial with 30,000 individual package shipments of single-use shippers emits 1,122 tonnes of CO2e. By contrast, the same trial, using Peli BioThermal’s Credo Cube™ shipper requires only 772 units and 241 tonnes of CO2e. This is a 78% reduction of global warming carbon footprint potential between the single-use and reusable approaches. These same benefits apply to global air cargo shipments of critical pharmaceuticals transported using Credo™ Cargo pallet-accepting shippers.
“Our efforts to improve sustainability in manufacturing and our products is far-reaching, helping us and the companies we work with to achieve sustainability goals,”
said David Williams, President of Peli BioThermal.
“We are honoured that an independent panel of judges recognised the work we are doing to protect our natural resources and the environment, as well as advance sustainability within air cargo.”
The Air Cargo Sustainability Awards recognise companies that make positive change by supporting social welfare, economic development and environmental protection through innovation and partnerships. TIACA received 23 applications for the awards from a diverse group of companies advancing sustainability in the air cargo industry, including areas of carbon reduction, drones, humanitarian aid, waste reduction, packaging, ULDs, process efficiencies, people and COVID-19 relief.
All entries were evaluated by an independent panel of five judges: Chris McDermott, CEO, CHAMP Cargosystems; Deniz Kargaci, manager of corporate sustainability management, Turkish Airlines; Eng Naif Al-Abri, CEO of TRANSOM; Steven Polmans, director cargo and logistics, Brussels Airport; and Susy Schoneberg, head of Flexport. The evaluation criteria included the three aspects of sustainability – environmental, social, economic, as well as innovation and practical applicability of solutions.
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