IFC saves 100 tonnes of C02 emissions
IFC is building a state-of-the-art warehousing facility in Melbourne with a strong drive towards sustainability. As part of this initiative, they will invest in storage racking from a local Australian manufacturer, Safer Storage Systems saving 100 tonnes of C02 emissions, equivalent to 5,000 trees.
The calculations have shown the vast benefit of supporting an Australian storage racking manufacturer, compared to importing a cheap alternative from Asia or Europe. The move will save 100 tonnes of carbon emissions compared to an Asian import and 140 tonnes compared to importing from Europe. This supports IFC pursuing a ‘local first’ strategy to support Australian businesses whilst making excellent carbon-saving gains in an industry that has previously been assumed to have limited potential for environmental benefits.
New warehouse capacity
As well as seeking to minimise the carbon impact of the new warehouse, the facility will offer the tremendous capacity to take the business forwards and to maximise its logistics operations. It will grow the localised pallet capacity to 45,000 from the current level of 15,000. The new Altona location will bring an additional 27,000 m² of functional space via the all-new distribution centre.
The new warehousing facility has been developed as part of IFC’s strategy to deliver the highest standards of service-driven warehousing space with exceptional cost management. IFC’s network of shared distribution and warehouse facilities leverages best-in-class design, systems, and processes for optimal customer outcomes.
IFC’s commitment to sustainability
IFC is firmly committed to sustainability, seeking to bring green practices into various elements of its business, from sourcing cleaner energy to waste removal and promoting diversity and inclusion in our business culture. Some of the actions IFC is driving forwards in 2023 include:
- Reducing resource consumption to preserve the environment, pursuing low carbon goals, and ensuring that IFC adheres to all environmental regulations and standards.
- Comprehensive recycling strategies as part of a green waste management strategy.
- Sponsorship, fundraising and volunteering hours for the local community and charitable initiatives as part of the company’s broader corporate social responsibility ethos.
IFC is also demonstrating the potential to bring environmental improvements to warehousing. To learn more about IFC’s supply chain solutions and our difference visit: https://www.ifc.com.au/
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