GEODIS receives Logistics Sustainability Excellence Award from Lenovo


Global technology powerhouse, Lenovo, has presented GEODIS with the Logistics Sustainability Excellence Award at their recent annual Global Supplier Conference 2024 in Shenzhen, China.


Lenovo award 2024

Since 2019, GEODIS has worked closely with Lenovo to navigate the ever-evolving supply chain landscape throughout the pandemic and after, ensuring their products reach major destinations across all continents. GEODIS provides air, sea, and road freight services on all major trade lanes with the principal origin being China. Over the past 5 years, teams from GEODIS and Lenovo have collaborated together to reduce lead times, control expense, streamline flows, all with the goal of CO2 emission reduction. 


Lenovo has set ambitious GHG reduction targets for 2030 on its scopes 1, 2 and 3 and is committed to reach net-zero by 2050. This commitment has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), making Lenovo one of the pioneers among PC and smartphone manufacturers with a net-zero target validated by that organization. As for GEODIS, the Group has pledged to reduce its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42% and the carbon intensity of subcontracted transport (scope 3) by 30% by 2030 compared to 2022. As part of this strong commitment on both sides, GEODIS and Lenovo have entered a long-term exclusive agreement on a customized and flexible “insetting” solution for Lenovo to participate in achieving approximately 80 % CO2 reduction through a fuel switch to Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF). SMF offers a low-carbon alternative fuel option for ocean freight and mitigates ocean transportation’s impact on climate change. Additionally, GEODIS is exploring with Lenovo to implement a solution to rate, route and allocate volumes on the aircraft type generating the least amount of emission. 


Chris Cahill, GEODIS’ Managing Director, Middle East and Indian Sub-Continent, who received the award, said, ”I am deeply honored to receive the Logistics Sustainability Excellence award on behalf of GEODIS. We thank Lenovo for this recognition and the opportunity to partner in reducing emissions throughout their supply chain. This award is testament to the dedication of our teams around the globe who have been working closely with our clients and partners for many years to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to reduce our impact on the environment.”