Brambles Limited






Sydney Corporate Office
Level 10, Angel Place
123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
T: +61 2 9256 5222
F: +61 2 9256 5299



  • Morgan Stanley Capital International ESG (MSCI)
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)
  • CDP Forest B List




Juan Jose Freijo






Brambles Limited

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Company Activity

As a pioneer of the sharing economy, Brambles is one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses.
Its circular business model perpetuates the share and reuse of the world’s largest pool of reusable pallets and containers.
This enables Brambles to serve its customers while minimising the impact on the environment and improving the efficiency and safety of supply chains around the world.
Brambles’ platforms form the invisible backbone of global supply chains, primarily serving the fast-moving consumer goods, fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries.
The world’s largest brands trust Brambles to help them transport life’s essentials more efficiently, safely and sustainably.

Company Sustainable Activity

For the fifth consecutive year, Brambles has maintained its industry leading position in MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) ESG ratings. MSCI ESG Research is used by 46 of the top 50 asset managers and over 1,200 investors worldwide and they are recognized as a ‘Gold Standard data provider’. “Brambles continues to lead the industry in overall ESG performance, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability through comprehensive programs addressing all material key issues on which we assess the industry,” stated MSCI in its report. 
Brambles was also ranked in the top two performing companies in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in the Commercial Services and Supplies industry category. That was the fifth year running that Brambles has been included in the DJSI. 
Brambles Head of Global Sustainability, Juan Jose Freijo. said: “Our work has always eliminated waste and reduced demand for natural resources throughout the supply chain, so we are pleased to be recognized again. Brambles conducts an employee engagement survey and uses the confidential feedback to improve operations. It also provides online training and one-on-one coaching for employees and has pioneered pallets made from waste”. 
According to the company, Brambles focuses on three key elements, better planet, environment and better communities. Brambles is committed to zero environmental harm including eliminating deforestation while protecting, restoring and promoting the sustainable use of forests in its value chain. Brambles aims for 100% chain of custody certification for all lumber supply by 2020. 
The company is committed to continuously improving the circular pooling model using life cycle assessment (LCA). The pooling model inherently values the natural capital within the assets and successfully combines the principles of the sharing business model with a circular business model. Year on year improvements in reducing carbon emissions and waste in customer supply chains is the main goal here. 
Brambles contributes positively to the communities in which we operate by supporting food security and food waste initiatives, education, environmental restoration programs, and by encouraging our people to participate in local community initiatives. 
By 2020 Brambles aims to contribute 0.7% of pre-tax profits to our Better Communities programs. This includes charitable contributions, employee volunteering value and in-kind donations of equipment and services. By 2020 Brambles aims for 1 volunteering day per employee year per: Brambles allows 3 days volunteering leave to all permanent employees each year and our aspiration is to increase volunteering participation beyond 1 day. 
Eliminate 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 and 1.4 million tonnes of waste by using pallets and RPCs. Save 1.6 million cubic metres of raw materials through the repair and reuse of pallets. Save 1.7 million trees and 4,100 megalitres of water through the share and reuse of pallets and RPCs. Eliminate 4,719 tonnes of food waste through the use of RPCs



Sustainable Development Goals

How company covers SDGs

SDG 9 & 12: Year on year environmental improvements in Brambles’ customers’ supply chains

SDG 17: Year on year improvement in customer collaboration projects

SDG 13 & 15: Brambles aims for 100% certified source and aspires for 100% Chain of Custody certification for all wood supply by 2020

SDG 7 & 13: 20% CO2 reduction in emissions per unit delivered by 2020 on 2015 levels 

SDG 12: Zero product (wood and plastic) waste to landfill by 2020

SDG 2 & 4: Brambles to contribute 0.7% of pre-tax profits to community programs

SDG 11: Three days volunteering per employee per year with interim target of one day per employee per year


  • 99.7% wood from certified sources 
  • 18% reduction in CO2/unit since 2015
  • 60% energy from certified renewable sources
  • 94% Brambles’ largest managed sites diverted wood product from landfill Steady
  • 100% Brambles’ largest managed sites diverted plastic product from landfill
  • 2.0 megatons CO2  saved 
  • 2,595 megalitres water saved 
  • 1.7 million m3 wood saved 
  • 1.3 megatons waste diverted from landfill 
  • 1.7 million trees saved by the ‘share and reuse’ model 
  • 69,671,488 kilometers saved through transport collaboration
  • 84,499 tonnes of CO2 saved through transport collaboration
  • 27% women on Brambles’ Board
  • 29% women in management positions
  • 76% employee engagement
  • 1.91 volunteer hours/employee/year
  • 21,602 employee hours volunteered
  • Contribution to ‘Better Communities programs’ US$4,421,028 – 0.68% of pre-tax profits

Although Brambles takes some action towards sustainability, the information provided is not detailed enough, and they lack any certificates. They do follow official SDGs but do not specify concrete sustainable action undertaken with regard to them.


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