- The company received the award from Fundación Empresa y Sociedad after collaborating with the startup Circoolar to produce blankets from its old uniforms
- The development of the recycling and manufacture of the material ran in conjunction with various social inclusion workshops and will be used to help homeless people
- The campaign thus reinforces Logista’s commitment to recycling, sustainability and the circular economy, preventing the generation of textile waste from materials that are difficult to recycle
Logista, Europe’s leading logistics operator, won a Scaleups B2B 2023 Award from Fundación Empresa y Sociedad, after successfully recovering and recycling more than 3.5 tonnes of material from its old uniforms. To this end, the company has collaborated with the Barcelona-based startup Circoolar, which specialises in textile recycling and developing ethical, sustainable and circular uniforms, to turn this material into blankets that were made in conjunction with various social inclusion workshops. The material will be distributed to homeless people and people at risk of social exclusion.
This initiative responds to the need to reduce textile waste, which has now become a major environmental problem. It is estimated that, globally, the equivalent of one truckload of textile waste is dumped or incinerated every second. In Spain, one million tonnes of textile waste is generated each year, equivalent to a caravan of lorries travelling from the centre of Madrid to the centre of Barcelona. Only 8-10% is recycled.
The company is committed to using textile waste as an object of social and environmental value, making it an element that can be reused and which can be used to help in social inclusion initiatives. The blankets are made from 100% traceable yarn from old waste uniforms, thus contributing to preventing this waste and using it instead as a raw material for a new product, while reducing CO2 emissions.
Juan José Guajardo-Fajardo, Human Resources, Marketing and Communication Manager commented that: “We are proud to receive this award, to contribute to sustainable development and to generate a positive impact on society through this initiative. This project, developed along with Circoolar, is proof of our bet on the circular economy and social commitment”.
“Textile is the new plastic. With Logista, we have implemented a project to recover textile waste from old uniforms, thus preventing the generation of 3.5 tonnes of waste. We are proud to receive this recognition after developing this social and environmental impact project”, said Luis Ribó, co-founder and Marketing Manager at Circoolar.
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Logista is one of the largest logistics operators in Europe and specialises in distribution to local channels. It regularly serves almost 200,000 points of sale in Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Poland and offers the best and fastest market access to a wide range of convenience products, pharmaceuticals, electronic top-up, books, publications, tobacco and lotteries, among others. It is also notable for being the largest transport network in Spain, which is also certified in food safety.
Logista has a team of highly-qualified professionals consisting of more than 7,000 direct employees and 15,000 collaborators, who are focused on serving its customers in the most efficient way and according to their needs.
Commitment to Sustainability
Logista has appeared on CDP’s A List, which recognises global leaders in the fight against climate change, for the sixth consecutive year. Logista is the only European distributor to be included in this list for six consecutive years. CDP has also recognised Logista’s work as a driver of sustainable change throughout its value chain and has listed it in the Supplier Engagement Leader category.
Furthermore, Logista’s firm commitment to sustainability was recognised in October 2022 by Sustainalytics, one of the world’s foremost evaluators of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance. After assessing the Company’s ESG criteria, it has awarded it an ESG risk rating of 13.7 points, thus classifying it as being at Low Risk of experiencing material financial exposure to ESG factors and certifying it as Industry TOP RATED 2022 - which assesses high performance in its sector beyond the Sustainalytics comprehensive coverage universe - earning it one of the top 50 ratings in the transport industry.
Another consequence of its firm commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is that Logista has once again been placed among the leaders in the sector by being recognised in 2022 with an MSCI rating of AA, on a scale of AAA-CCC.
Logista is also listed on the FTSE4Good IBEX index, which comprises companies that exhibit strong environmental, social and corporate governance practices, and on the Ibex Gender Equality index. It was also included in the Ibex 35 in 2022.
Circoolar is a clear bet on the circular and social economy in the corporate fashion sector: workwear, uniforms and textile merchandising made according to the principles of the circular economy and social impact. Eco-friendly, circular and zero-waste textile solutions with a social impact through manufacturing in social integration workshops.
Circoolar seeks to position itself as a leading B2B supplier of corporate fashion for companies with strong commitments to sustainability, helping them to minimise the environmental impact of the most polluting wastes, plastic and textile, while empowering people and allowing companies to wear their values on their sleeves.