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Transports Bray

Logistic services - France

Transports Bray, a family-owned business for over 70 years, is making significant strides in eco-conscious logistics. Led by David Bray, the third-generation leader, the company is dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint while prioritizing environmental preservation and human development.

Embracing renewable energies
Transports Bray’s deep-rooted environmental policy has been recognized and endorsed by the ISO 26000 standard, underlining their unwavering commitment to sustainable practices. With a focus on reducing emissions and embracing green energy sources, Transports Bray sets an example of responsible logistics and contributes to a more sustainable future.

One of the strengths of Transports Bray’s business is the promotion and utilization of renewable energies, such as electricity, biogas, and photovoltaic energy for on-sites activities, while also incorporating biofuel, hydrogen, and electricity into their road transport. This multifaceted approach ensures that their carbon footprint is minimized across the board.

Employee engagement for environmental awareness
Transports Bray’s dedication to environmental preservation extends beyond their logistics operations. They actively engage their employees in raising awareness about the importance of preserving the environment and its precious resources, fostering a collective commitment to positive impacts on biodiversity.

Increasing sustainability efforts
Moreover, Transports Bray goes the extra mile by compensating GHG emissions and protecting biodiversity through a number of initiatives:

  • the company contributed to the planting of 4,000 trees within a 20 km radius of the facilities, further enhancing the local ecosystem;
  • its site features an array of sustainable elements, including poultry, geese, and a mini vegetables garden;
  • it preserves the endangered Flemish goose species, underscoring the company’s dedication to biodiversity conservation.

The company’s ambition extends further to building a transport business model that pioneers innovative solutions for its customers. By 2022, an impressive 10% of their fuel were derived from biofuels produced from waste, resulting in a staggering 83% reduction in their carbon footprint compared to conventional diesel. This remarkable achievement translates to over 1,100 tons of CO2 saved.

This year, the company also aims to achieve an impressive 30% adoption of alternative fuels across their truck fleet, in order to reduce emissions. Furthermore, they are poised to introduce electric heavy-duty trucks into their fleet in the coming years.

In addition to these efforts, all of Transports Bray’s buildings are equipped with photovoltaic panels, allowing them to self-consume more than 50% of their electricity. In just a decade, the company has managed to reduce its carbon footprint by a remarkable 2,000 tons, all while increasing its fleet by 40%.

Human development
In its quest for excellence, Transports Bray places human development and the well-being of its employees at the heart of its priorities. The company actively supports its professionals, fostering internal growth, enhancing employee loyalty, and annually training over 40 new entrants through an in-house training center. It also has an in-house mechanical workshop, where all positions are internalized, ensuring the highest standards of maintenance and efficiency.

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