BUNZL IS COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY

Providing Tailored Solutions for a Better World

Bunzl Retail Services helps retailers achieve their sustainability goals.

Our global scale, vast experience, flexibility, and unwavering passion means we are working proactively to help solve the problems society faces, both now and in the future. We understand our role as an influential leader in the transition to a more sustainable and equitable future.

Retailers can further their sustainability commitment with the consolidated distribution of store supplies.

  • Our focus is to provide a range of options that will suit each customer’s unique goals of sustainability and stewardship.

  • We are constantly researching products and materials that are less harmful to the environment.

  • Our paper products can be designed and ordered with FSC™, tracing materials back to a sustainable source.

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Providing Sustainable Solutions​

Aligned with our customers’ goals to move towards 100% packaging that is reusable, recyclable or compostable, Bunzl North America partners with Eco Systems to deliver sustainable products for the foodservice and grocery sectors. The new range provides affordable solutions which comply with the fragmented legislative landscape along with sustainability advice and training.

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Expert Advice on Emerging Trends and Products​

As a materials-agnostic distributor, Bunzl is well placed to provide customers with trusted and objective advice on complex sustainability issues. For instance, we partnered with a customer on their move away from petroleum-based plastics (while supporting them with alternative products). We track plastics legislation to help our customers keep pace with rapidly evolving legislation at all levels of government.

Expert Advice on Emerging Trends and Products

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As a materials-agnostic distributor, Bunzl is well placed to provide customers with trusted and objective advice on complex sustainability issues. For instance, we partnered with a customer on their move away from petroleum-based plastics (while supporting them with alternative products). We track plastics legislation to help our customers keep pace with rapidly evolving legislation at all levels of government.

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Partnerships to Close the Loop

We have partnered to create a film-based recycling program using our infrastructure. The store teams collect clear, film-based plastic (e.g., produce bags, pallet wrap), which is back-hauled at the time of each store’s weekly Bunzl delivery to our Distribution Centres. The plastic waste is then sent for recycling by a local service provider.

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Commitments in Action - Sustainability Stories

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Freight Optimization

A national grocery chain utilized Bunzl’s expertise in freight optimization to provide a more sustainable outcome and a positive impact to their bottom line.

Through demand planning and smart consolidation of store supplies, fewer trucks were needed for new store opening deliveries.

Sourcing Services

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In 2023 Bunzl introduced a new chemical line to its customers using ChemPacs instead of disposable pre-filled bottles and containers. A ChemPac is a concentrated cleaning solution that is encapsulated in a water-dissolvable film and dissolved in water at the store location.

Shipping only the cleaning concentrate saves an enormous amount of waste that would have been used on larger shipping boxes and packaging. The product itself is also safe and sustainable and completely dissolves in water with no leftover waste.

More Sustainable Shipping

100% Recycled Content Shipping Boxes

By exclusively using 100% recycled content shipping boxes in our warehouses, we are helping to save annually:

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12,775,000,000

Gallons of Water

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1,825,000

Tons of Greenhouse Emissions

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31,025,000

Trees

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7,300,000,000

KWHS Hours of Electricity

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6,022,550

Cubic Yards of Landfill Waste

Read BRS Blogs on Sustainability

What to Expect in the Future of Retail Sustainability

What to Expect in the Future of Retail Sustainability

Retail stores are in a period of transformation. With climate change, environmental awareness, new regulations, and evolving consumer preferences, retail…

Cardboard vs. Plastic Retail Packaging: Which is More Sustainable?

Cardboard vs. Plastic Retail Packaging: Which is More Sustainable?

As brands set sustainability goals, we review the pros and cons of each.

Customers Are Demanding Sustainability, So Does Your Organization Have a Plan? 

Customers Are Demanding Sustainability, So Does Your Organization Have a Plan? 

From more eco-friendly packaging and shipping options, where does your company fall on the sustainability spectrum?

A GLOBAL COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY

Bunzl is committed to sustainability: today, tomorrow and beyond.

Bunzl continues its commitment to supporting its customers to remove, replace and reduce single use plastics.

Bunzl is also significantly increasing the amount of recyclable, compostable or reusable packaging supplied to its customers to help them meet their targets.

In the future, Bunzl is committed to offering every single packing product and disposable with an alternative that is recyclable, reusable, compostable or renewable.

Tailored sustainability solutions for all of Bunzl's customers

Bunzl has a worldwide commitment to sustainability. Click here to read more about its commitments and its progress.