Our logistics operations provide the safe and efficient transport of parts and components from our suppliers to our manufacturing plants (“inbound” freight), and of finished vehicles from our plants to our dealerships (“outbound” freight).
This work is managed by our Material Planning and Logistics (MP&L) organization. With activities coordinated regionally, its responsibilities include designing and operating our global transportation networks, and devising high-quality and efficient packaging to protect materials in transit.
Environmental initiatives within our MP&L organization, known collectively as “green logistics,” are focused on the following main topics:
- Compliance with regulatory standards, including ISO 14001 compliance and updating our fleets in line with the latest requirements
- Quantifying and reporting our freight GHG emissions
- Reducing our emissions by improving our transportation and network efficiencies
- Optimizing our packaging processes and increasing the use of sustainable packaging materials