Wallis Shipping we are striving for a greener future together with our customers. We accept our environmental responsibilities and recognise our obligation to reduce the impact of business activities on the environment.
Within our aim of making a 'world of difference' in the international freight and logistics management market, we will continue to invest in services and solutions to add value to our customers’ global supply chains. This goal will be enhanced by the improvement of the environmental performance throughout our network.
Our industry isn't the kindest to our planet - air, road and ocean transport account for 22% of total greenhouse gas emissions, and while companies continue to need to move things around the world, transport is one the fastest growing causes of CO2.
So we want to help and make a change.
We are actively working towards becoming net zero by 2050, a huge aim but one we are striving to achieve through several commitments.
We are realigning our business model looking at sustainable procurement and sourcing, considering aspects of the circular economy, reducing waste and working on new technologies and innovations. We are currently researching carbon emission schemes to work with our clients on how they can offset their transport and shipping – this will be the next exciting step in our sustainability journey.
We are also committed to:
1. No waste movements
Unlike some other UK freight companies, Wallis Shipping will not deal with waste and scrap technology logistics (computers and devices). As part of our company ethos we don’t believe in shipping waste around the world to landfill or burning sites and prefer to only to work with recyclable
materials and green commodities.
2. More efficient office operations
As part of our waste management we ensure we recycle to the highest levels in our office environments. We downsized our HQ to a smaller office in order to reduce emissions. We also have a paperless office policy, hybrid and electric company cars and use sustainable suppliers such as Octopus Energy. All staff have hybrid working contracts, where everyone has the choice to work from home to save on fuel.
3. Using sustainable supply chains
We monitor our suppliers and shipping companies we work with to check their environmental policies on reducing carbon emissions and controlling waste.
4. Reforestation scheme with the Woodland Trust
We have pledged that for every movement we now carry out, we will help minimise our contribution to climate change by planting a tree for every single shipment. We are also encouraging our clients to do the same.
Our main ethical principles:
We will utilise and promote the use of clean, green and recycled materials whenever possible, and we will work with our employees, customers and suppliers to ensure that all waste is disposed of in line with legal and environmental requirements.
We do not ship waste and scrap technology logistics (computers and devices).
We will minimise consumption of natural resources, including energy, water and raw materials, as far as is economically practicable.
We will assess the environmental impact on all current and likely future operations, and fully integrate environmental considerations and objectives into our business decisions.
We will choose, and encourage our clients to use, low carbon logistics wherever possible.
We use company vehicles with low CO2 emissions wherever possible.
We recognise the potential local impact of our activities. We will therefore strive to minimise noise and visual intrusion and endeavour to take into account local community environmental concerns.
We will not ship, and are not licenced to work with, firearms, weapons or ammunition.
The achievement of business growth, without compromising the quality of the environment.
There are eight current main global environmental issues:
Loss of biodiversity
Ozone layer depletion
The global transport and logistics industry emits high greenhouse gas emission rates. Transport and the road traffic in particular produce fine particles that pollute the outside air. These particles are not only dangerous and carcinogenic to humans, but they are also toxic to ecosystems.
We are committed to our net zero plans to minimise the impact of transportation on our planet.