Brambles is enabling the transition towards a circular economy

3 min read 18 May 22

Brambles is one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses. The Australian-listed company is part of the backbone of global supply chains, operating across more than 60 countries. Brambles leases out its reusable pallets, containers and crates for companies to transport their goods, transferring them from customer to customer after use.

Why do we invest?

Brambles boasts the world’s largest pool of reusable pallets, containers and crates, and is a market leader in Europe and South America. The scale and density of its global network of hubs and delivery points means Brambles can service its customers efficiently and flexibly, while benefitting from economies of scale. Its closed-loop business model puts Brambles in a stronger position than single-use competitors to meet demand from businesses to reduce the carbon footprints of their supply chains.

What is their impact?

Brambles is enabling the transition towards a more circular economy. The re-use of pallets, containers and crates saves resources and emissions, compared to disposable single-use alternatives. The efficiency of the company’s extensive logistics network also reduces the carbon-intensity of logistics.

By enabling its customers to move goods around the world in a more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly way, Brambles contributes to the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 – moving towards sustainable patterns of consumption and production.

3,160 megalitres of water and 2.4m tonnes

Carbon dioxide emissions avoided throughout global supply chains by sharing and reusing Brambles’ pallets, containers and crates in 2020