Medal bronze sustainability company rate green horticultural Ecovadis rating

Container Centralen mission

We connect our customers through sustainable solutions for a green world

CC is happy to announce and share with you our Bronze medal given by Ecovadis!  

Who is Ecovadis?​​​​ The world’s most trusted business sustainability rating. Several colleagues have been working on gathering the data to request a ranking. Ecovadis provides a score card to understand companies strengths and improvement areas. If companies reach a certain level Ecovadis provides medals, like a quality mark, that we can use in our communication with customers. 

Forest made possible by Container Centralen and CC European Retail

In 2020, Container Centralen split into two companies. Container Centralen and CC European Retail. In the future, Container Centralen will focus on horticulture and CC European Retail will specialize in retail. Both companies had the goal to grow together but separately. So they bought an area in Limburg together and planted a forest there, ensuring that they grow together sustainably.

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"As the CC carts are re-stackable, they offer a sustainable means of transport. Processing the trolleys in this new way means that the number of trips is reduced from six to one."

CC and Sustainability

Reuse; that’s what it’s all about at Container Centralen. Returnable Transport Items (RTI’s), also called Reusable Transport Items, are the basis of sustainable logistics.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to bring an end to poverty, inequality and climate change. A total of 17 goals have been set. CC’s core activities contribute towards goals 9, 12 and 17. In terms of in-house operations, CC is also working on goal 10.

Ensuring that all logistics flows are efficient and making use of Container Centralen’s European depot network means many kilometres are saved. Lorries can be loaded more efficiently because the cargo carriers are stackable or ‘nestable’. This, in turn, reduces pressure on the infrastructure.
CC focuses on creating and sustaining a diverse bank of employees. When working with foreign suppliers, we always take a critical look at the working conditions. Any issues are always raised and discussed.
Efficient transport of foodstuffs which are packed in the right way prevents food waste in supply chains. Carriers are reused then recycled at the end of their useful life. If there are any wooden elements that cannot be recycled, new trees are planted to compensate. In the Netherlands, CC supports the Food Bank (Voedselbank), with an app for registering carriers.
The goal highlights the importance of global macroeconomic stability and the need to mobilise financial resources for developing countries from international sources, as well as through strengthened domestic capacities for revenue collection.

Videos and practical information

Customer case: Celieplant/Bouquetnet

“CC is an essential understanding from the flower an plantworld: we also use the Danish Container. It makes your transport efficient and you have no waste”

Sustainability and CC products: tested for multiple usage

Reusable carriers must last a long time; robust design and great quality are therefore vital. The wooden shelves on the CC Container, for use in the ornamental plant sector, are tested thoroughly at three points.

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