OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Dec. 17, 2021 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, was named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2021 Green Supply Chain award recipient. This award recognizes companies that prioritize sustainability as a core part of their supply chain strategy.
ORBIS received this distinction for its wide range of reusable packaging for use along the supply chain — such as pallets, totes, racks, containers, dunnage and bulk systems — and multiple service offerings that help customers measure and reduce their overall environmental impact while supporting the circular economy.
“We thank Supply & Demand Chain Executive for recognizing the sustainable and environmental impact our products, services and materials have on the supply chain,” said Breanna Herbert, product manager and sustainability lead at ORBIS Corporation. “Despite the major supply chain disruptions of the past year, sustainability has been, and will continue to be, a top priority for our company as we continue helping our customers find environmental savings.”
This award builds on ORBIS’ commitment to supply chain sustainability and green logistics initiatives. Earlier this year, ORBIS was recognized with a Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top Supply Chain project award and named an Inbound Logistics 2021 G75 Green Supply Chain Partner and a Food Logistics 2021 Top Green Provider.
While reusable plastic packaging is inherently sustainable, ORBIS’ Ocean in Mind program also recovers, recycles and reprocesses single-use plastic waste found near coastlines into reusable plastic packaging solutions for the supply chain. ORBIS is diverting roughly 1 million pounds of single-use plastic waste from the world’s oceans and preventing an additional 1 million pounds of single-use plastic from becoming environmental waste. Combined, this is the equivalent to keeping 50 million shampoo bottles out of our oceans annually. Additionally, ORBIS’ traditional comprehensive recycling program recovers and reprocesses customers’ obsolete and surplus plastic packaging into new products, further reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Beyond the continued development and use of sustainable and recycled materials, another key differentiator is ORBIS’ Environmental Audit service to help leading companies analyze their supply chain, and measure and compare the environmental impact of their packaging in the areas of energy usage, greenhouse gas emissions and solid waste. This capability compares reusable packaging with single-use or expendable packaging to drive supply chain sustainability, operational efficiency and cost savings.
About ORBIS Corporation
Celebrating its 25th year in 2021, ORBIS — powered by Menasha — is built on more than 170 years of material handling expertise. ORBIS helps world-class customers move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively with reusable totes, pallets, containers, dunnage and racks. Using a proven approach, ORBIS experts analyze customers’ systems, design a solution and execute a reusable packaging program for longer-term cost savings and sustainability. Using life-cycle assessments to compare reusable and single-use packaging, ORBIS also helps customers reduce their overall environmental impact. ORBIS is a part of Menasha Corporation, one of the oldest family-owned manufacturers in the United States. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to a better world for future generations. Headquartered in Oconomowoc, ORBIS has more than 2,500 employees and 55 locations throughout North America and Europe. For more information, please visit www.orbiscorporation.com
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