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Order fulfilment business partners up to become carbon neutral 

Order fulfilment company The Storage Place is officially carbon neutral after partnering with net zero specialist Positive Planet.

Aiming to promote the value of sustainability within the fulfilment industry, The Storage Place now offers eco-friendly packaging, electric vehicles to deliver packages and has made preparations to plant trees as part of its Carbon Reduction Plan.

Paul Griffiths, Managing Director of The Storage Place, said: “We’re beyond thrilled to be officially carbon neutral after partnering with Positive Planet. Businesses need to take responsibility for the impact they have on the environment and we have made great progress in highlighting sustainability within the fulfilment industry. 

“We’re looking forward to taking our newly sustainable processes into 2023 and continuing to deliver a quality service to our clients.”

The company has set out goals to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, and reduce by another 50% by 2040. Additionally, The Storage Place is also joining the movement of supporting local business by purchasing all supplies within the local area. 

“A reduction in carbon emissions is better for the environment, our business and the businesses we work with,” Paul added, “as environmentally-conscious practices are more important than ever.   

“We want to lead by example as a front-runner in the order fulfilment industry and hope that more businesses in the sector follow suit in the new year to become carbon neutral.”

With reports suggesting that the world population will increase by 1.5 billion by 2035, this will cause a sharp increase in ecommerce demands globally and place the challenge on fulfilment services to rise to this increase in a manner that is eco-friendly. 

The Storage Place is looking to lead the way in the industry as sustainability as a recent survey showed that 73% of consumers are changing their consumption habits to reduce their impact on the environment.

With over half of consumers between the ages of 18 and 24 prepared to buy products from competitors that offer more sustainable fulfilment options, fulfilment brands take action to ensure they are delivering sustainable fulfilment services in order for companies to meet the demands of consumers.


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