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Total supply chain management

TRANSPORT

Full or partial truck load, Groupage, Express

LOGISTIC

Cross docking, Warehousing, Picking, On site services, Additional storage area

INTERNATIONAL

Overseas air, Overseas maritime, Global transport, Customs

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Using our know how to meet customer specific requirements

Because our propositions take into account the specifics of :

Your sector of activity

Your market

Your Strategic objectives

Your ambitions

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Optimise existing solutions and adapt ourselves to the specificities of our customers

From the very first contract we are able to understand the customer’s work flow and integrate your specificities into a complex logistical layout. This enables us to identify ways of developing and perfecting the solution.

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YOUR TRANSORT AND YOUR LOGISTICS USING THE NET

Managing your dispatches :

MORE QUICKLY

BETTER

MORE SIMPLY

MORE VISIBLY

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RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS

The BMV approach to the environment goes well beyond the green issues we read about in the press. The BMV group has always called for an effective quality approach, spending resources only as necessary.

Quality is the way to ensure longevity. Getting things right first time means not having to do the same thing twice wasting energy in the process. A high quality service is therefore an integral part of sustainable development.

Being effective with minimum expense underlines this state of mind. Perfecting fleet management needing no more vehicles than necessary, organising routes to minimise diesel consumption, switching lights out, not wasting supplies, preventing claims are all responsible and sustainable actions. Today it's called sustainable development but it's always been the case at BMV.

The group has 3 different approaches in terms of sustainability. The first means official certifications and audits. The second means measuring and following performance indicators. The third implies targeted continuous improvement plans.

 

I - GROUP CERTIFICATIONS

A - CARBON FOOTPRINT

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The BMV group carried out a carbon footprint assessment at the beginning of 2010. It consisted of an audit recognised by the ADEME (Agence de l’Environnement et de la Maitrise de l’Energie) establishing carbon emissions from both operational activities and buildings.

The carbon footprint assessment has the objective of evaluating the company’s impact on the environment, at a given time. Any company and activity has consequences for the environment which can be evaluated and controlled.

 

The method allows us to convert every activity into equivalent CO2 enabling us to use a standard measure for every activity. In this way we obtain the CO2 equivalent for:

  • Employees travel as part of their work.
  • Visitors travelling
  • Fuel and other supplies consumed
  • Buildings
  • Managing waste
  • Transport and handling

B-    THE ISO 14001 STANDARD

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ISO 14001 applies to the environmental aspects over which BMV has control. It doesn't impose specific environmental performance parameters. 

The 14001 standard is based on continuous improvement principals in terms of environmental performance through controlling environmental impacts. It ensures a structured environmental management system as well as traceability. BMV is committed to both continuous improvement and meeting legislative requirements.

It ensures traceability in the management system which is validated by an external accredited certification body.

The standard is based on 4 principals

  • Plan
  • Do
  • Check
  • Act

It commits the company to a programme of reducing pollution and continuous improvement. It requires communication processes to stakeholders within and outside the company, preventive actions to avoid incidents and actions plans if incidents occur. The BMV group is at present certified to level 2 out of 3 to the ISO14001 standard. The dynamics resulting from both 14001 and the carbon footprint assessments indicates a responsible approach to corporate governance. The idea is that thanks to the methods we have in place, BMV shows that every action has a consequence which needs to be taken into account when implementing processes, in a managed, useful effective and durable manner. 

II - MEASUREMENT TOOLS

A - MEASURABLES RELATED TO CO2

The carbon footprint gives an overall conclusion specific to the operating environment of a company. These results are of little use on their own. What interests a customer is to know the annual emissions generated by his activity across the BMV value stream. BMV can then put into place action plans to improve the results. This indicator, specific to a customer can only be based on an annual estimate. 

B - MESURED EMISSIONS SPECIFIC TO A CUSTOMER

An Excel type calculation means we can give an estimated average monthly estimate of CO2 emission based on fuel consumed for the customer.

It's based on average figures from our agencies. The calculation method attempts to reflect as accurately as possible CO2 output due to traffic generated through, groupage, door to door ans express. The method has been developed conjointly with the ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie). Standard CO2 figures have ben established for journeys to pick up, deliver and travel between agencies and is based on the following paremeters :

  • The vehicle fleet                                                                                                                  
  • The distance travelled
  • Fuel consumption
  • Vehicle loading

In this way we can estimate the average CO2 emission according to weight delivered and distance travelled. Once we have the data our Visa software (available at our headquarters) can carry out the calculations. We will shortly be automating this process.

C - MESURING EMISSIONS DUE TO HANDLING

An Excel type calculation means we can give an estimated average monthly estimate of CO2 emissions from buildings and handling for the customer.

It's based on the racking and equipment within the warehouse as well as the weight and number of products concerned.

D - MESURING EMISSIONS FOR THE ACTIVTY: OVERSEAS

An Excel type calculation means we can give an estimated average monthly estimate of CO2 emissions generated by a customer's international traffic (boat or plane)

It's based on information given by the ADEME, whilst the results are probably the least accurate; at least they give an idea of scale.

E - PREDICTIVE ESTIMATIONS

A development of the method means we can give a prediction of emission levels at the time of tendering. Although the methods are similar to the above they are less accurate being based on theoretical activity levels rather than actual.

Overseas handling can be calculated in the same way.

We are looking at ways of improving the predictive estimates.

 

III - ACTION PLANS

Action plans based on carbon footprint, ISO14001 or our own internal policy aim to be responsible and durable. They concern the following areas:

  • Vehicles

Improved fuel consumption through sing vehicles meeting the EURO V standard in 2011 and Stop & start technology.

  • Fuel

Working on rout optimisation

  • Drivers

Awareness training in smooth and relaxed driving techniques.

  • Transport operations

Continuous improvement of transport plans.

  • Packaging and supplies

Precise control over the use of supplies

  • Energy

Precise control over energy usage

  • Waste

Waste rationalisation. Controlling waste disposal.   

  • Operating tools 

Supplying new technology to manage emissions

- PDA (Professional Digital Assistants) The aim is to equip every delivery vehicle with these electronic devices. The device detects loading in real time. It has a GPS feature which means the exact location of a parcel can be known at any time. The exact distance travelled is available in our computer systems. Operational in 2011.

- All our trucks are being equipped with electronic boards. These measure, time, distance, speed and fuel consumption. The data is centralised.