The report starts by looking at the overarching concepts, such as warehouse property and energy that powers them, but then delves deeper into specific initiatives and technologies that will help operations on ‘the road to net zero’.
The report is divided into three major sections:
- Sustainable Property
- Sustainability in Practice
- Sustainable Solutions
The opening property section will explore the feasibility of a sustainable logistics property. A warehouse’s location, construction, and energy footprint are all key elements, but only part of the long road to sustainability. Highlights from this section include a contribution from Savills, in which the UK’s energy output is matched up against the country’s predicted demand for the warehouse space in the next decade.
Next, we hear from a balanced array of industry names on the conceptual initiatives required to become sustainable. Amongst them is the UKWA, which will cover off the warehouse (specifically electrification of materials handling vehicles), and XPO Logistics on transport.
To expand on these concepts is the Sustainable Solutions section of the report. In this section, we hear from industry suppliers and find out what they are doing to ensure both they, and the businesses they supply to, are using exclusively green technology.
Finally, we will look ahead further into 2022, and at IMHX, our partnered intralogistics event, which is this year introducing an aptly timed ‘Sustainability Zone’.