SSI SCHAEFER strengthens its customers' logistics with sustainable solutions and contributes to achieving the climate goals of the United Nations (UNSDG - United Nations Sustainability Development Goals).
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, climate change remains the world's greatest challenge, as recently identified in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) "World Risk Report" (www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2021). One thing that should encourage us is the enormous opportunity that genuine climate protection measures offer. SSI SCHAEFER is the first intralogistics provider to join the "50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders" initiative. With the goal of promoting sustainable as well as efficient material handling solutions and strengthening corporate logistics, SSI SCHAEFER, the intralogistics specialist, wants to actively contribute to achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Steffen Bersch, CEO of the SSI SCHAEFER Group, explains, "The initiative we have joined is based on the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. We at SSI SCHAEFER are committed to these goals. As a leading international supplier of warehouse and logistics systems, we have been dealing with sustainable solutions for a long time. We need an economically efficient as well as sustainable logistics organisation to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and costs while promoting short supply chains and healthy working conditions."
The following references show examples of how SSI SCHAEFER, as an enabler for its customers with sustainable material handling solutions, is contributing to several of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals):
Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation.
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Goals 2, 7 and 9:
In the area of food safety and high throughput, reference can be made to the energy-efficient, highly automated distribution centre of the cold chain solutions provider ORCA Cold Chain Solutions in the Philippines. One of the challenges of the food industry is that up to 37% of the food manufactured globally is lost due to poor packing, storage, and handling. The material handling solution integrated by SSI SCHAEFER can ensure the integrity of all goods and can increase accountability and 100% traceability of goods in the facility. In addition, electricity costs have been reduced up to 35%.
Goals 7 and 9:
With an innovative approach and use of technology, SSI SCHAEFER implemented a reliable and future-proof distribution center with approximately 28,000 storage locations for Pepperl+Fuchs. Equipped with energy-efficient hardware and designed to reduce the footprint, the automated solution harnesses the power of Pepperl+Fuchs sensors in conjunction with SSI SCHAEFER logistics software for an innovative and custom predictive maintenance solution.
Goals 2, 7, 9 and 11:
Following the UN prediction that by 2030 80% of the world’s population will live in cities, along with the expected population growth, the demand for food production will overwhelm our most precious resources: Infarm and SSI SCHAEFER worked together to support the change from traditional agriculture to automated vertical farming. They have taken on a clear significance to help make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Compared to traditional farmland, the innovation is up to 400 times more efficient (on 25 m² farmers are able to produce the equivalent of almost 2 acres of farmland), it needs 95% less water, 75% less fertiliser, and no chemical pesticides at all.
Further information about the initiative "50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders" and the innovative material handling solutions of SSI SCHAEFER is presented by the intralogistics specialist online and on the social media platforms. The short video summary provides a good overview at https://pages.ssi-SCHAEFER.com/UNSDG .