ORBIS Earns Three Sustainability Awards
ORBIS' Sustainability Efforts Earn Three Awards
has been recognized by three industry-leading publications for its commitments to supply chain sustainability and green logistics initiatives. ORBIS has been recognized with a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2021 Top Supply Chain project award, and named an Inbound Logistics 2021 G75 Green Supply Chain Partner and a Food Logistics 2021 Top Green Provider.
ORBIS has received these distinctions 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. Specific to the Top Supply Chain project award, ORBIS was recognized for helping an American furniture manufacturer incorporate ocean-bound plastic waste into its reusable shipping bulk containers as part of its Ocean in Mind initiative.
Through the Ocean in Mind program, single-use plastic waste found near coastlines is recovered, recycled and repurposed 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. This new material stream enables ORBIS to contribute to natural resource conservation and community betterment. Additionally, ORBIS’ traditional comprehensive recycling program recovers and reprocesses customers’ obsolete and surplus plastic packaging into new products, further reducing waste.
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.
“We thank Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Food Logistics and Inbound Logistics for recognizing the sustainable and environmental impact our products, services and materials have on the supply chain,” said Breanna Herbert, associate product manager and sustainability lead at ORBIS Corporation. “These distinctions affirm our position as a leader in sustainable packaging solutions as we continue to help our customers measure and reduce their environmental impact.”
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