As a leading Relocation Management Company (RMC), the Team at Relocate MENA are dedicated to upholding the highest standards in all aspects of our operations, particularly concerning our environmental responsibility. This document outlines our CSR policy for partnering with shipping and packing companies. We prioritise collaboration with organisations accredited by the Fédération Internationale des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI) and similar bodies, and ensure those we partner with maintain a strong commitment to environmental sustainability during the shipping process, with focus on sustainable packaging and environmentally friendly vessels.
Our Commitment to Environmental Sustainability
In the dynamic global sphere of international relocation, the environmental ramifications of our operations are significant. We acknowledge our duty to lessen these impacts, focusing on sustainable practices in packaging and shipping. Our commitment extends to affiliating with companies that actively share these values and exhibit active endeavours towards environmental sustainability.
Accreditation by Recognised Organisations
We favour partnerships with companies accredited by FIDI or similar bodies. These accreditations attest to their ongoing and continued commitment to quality, ethical standards, and environmental considerations. Accredited companies are expected to adhere to ongoing stringent guidelines and demonstrate continual improvement in their practices and are audited annually to reaffirm their credentials.
Sustainable Packaging Practices
Our partners are expected to use environmentally friendly packaging materials, including:
Carbon Footprint Reduction
Partners are urged to adopt strategies to diminish their carbon footprint, including:
Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction
Energy efficiency in warehouses and offices, alongside minimising waste, are paramount. We expect our partners to:
Expectations from Our Partners
Transparency and Reporting
We anticipate our partners to be forthright about their environmental practices and provide regular reporting on their sustainability efforts, including data on carbon emissions, energy usage, waste generation, and recycling rates.
Our partners should be dedicated to continuous improvement in their environmental practices, encompassing:
Community Engagement and Education
Partners should actively engage with their communities and educate stakeholders about the importance of environmental sustainability. This could involve:
Mitigation Strategies for Environmental Issues in Shipping
Innovative packaging solutions can significantly reduce waste, such as using blanket wraps for furniture instead of plastic wraps, or employing reusable crates and containers.
Optimising Container Usage
Maximising the space in shipping containers reduces the number of trips needed, thus cutting down on emissions. This can be achieved through efficient packing techniques and consolidation of shipments.
Eco-Friendly Transportation Modes
Encouraging the use of transportation modes with lower environmental impacts, like rail or sea freight, can substantially reduce the carbon footprint of relocation activities.
Offsetting Carbon Emissions
Where emissions are unavoidable, partners can invest in carbon offset projects like reforestation or renewable energy projects, to balance out their carbon footprint.
Sustainable Disposal of Unwanted Items
Encouraging clients to donate or recycle unwanted items during the relocation process can reduce waste and support local communities.
Our CSR policy mirrors our dedication to environmental stewardship and our commitment to partnering with similarly minded shipping and packing companies. By adhering to these principles, we aim to lead by example in the relocation industry, demonstrating that effective relocation services can be rendered while minimising environmental impact. We believe that through collaboration, innovation, and a shared commitment to sustainability, we can effect significant positive change for our planet.
If you have any questions about our commitments to environmental sustainability and how this reflects in our partnerships, contact us any time at [email protected]