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16 PalletCentral • July-August 2023 help manufacturers, distributors, and retailers reduce their carbon footprints. Globally, customers using our pooled pallets saved 2.9 million tons of CO 2 and 3.1 million trees in one year. While sustainability is ingrained in our business, we know we can do more by giving back more than we take and challenging ourselves to become regenerative. To get there, we set aggressive sustainability targets that continue to transform our business. For example, to save more trees and reduce waste, we invested in advanced technology and automated techniques in dozens of service centers to sustainably repair 2.4 million more pallets in the past 12 months, getting them back to quality standards and diverting them from landfill. By 2025, zero CHEP product materials from our facilities will be sent to landfill. We also ensure that two trees are grown for every one we use while sourcing our timber through 100% sustainable sources. Like many global companies, CHEP is committed to reducing carbon emissions. We aim to be net zero by 2040 – 10 years earlier than the Paris Agreement. CHEP already attained carbon neutrality in our operations, and by 2025, we'll use 100% renewable energy. On our path to net zero, we're trialing electric trucks and forklifts and looking for technologies and best practices to advance energy efficiency. Partnerships are also crucial because ambitious sustainability goals can't be reached alone. For instance, by working with leading manufacturers, retailers, distributors, and U.S. pallet recyclers to improve their transportation efficiencies, CHEP helped eliminate more than three million empty truck miles in one year. To support CHEP and our customers' sustainability journeys, CHEP aims to double the number of customer collaborations from 250 to 500 by 2025. By working together, everyone wins – our businesses, consumers, families and the planet. Scott Harrington Regional Sales Manager, Rotochopper Rotochopper places a strong emphasis on prioritizing sustainability in its operations. One of the fundamental ways we reflect this commitment is through the design and manufacturing of our equipment. Many of the machines we sell are electric models, which directly reduces fuel consumption and lowers our carbon footprint. is approach aligns with our goal of manufacturing products in a sustainable manner. In addition to our offering of electric machines, we have implemented other initiatives that promote sustainability. One notable example is our RotoLink® Remote Monitoring System. is technology enables us to diagnose machine function issues remotely, reducing the need for travel to customer sites. As a result, fuel consumption on planes, trucks, and other modes of transportation is significantly reduced. We actively support our customers' sustainability objectives by providing equipment that helps divert waste materials from landfills. Waste wood, shingles, drywall, food waste, and windmill blades are processed using our machines to create valuable byproducts. ese byproducts are used for animal bedding, landscape mulch, biofuels, compost material, and input into road construction. is approach contributes to waste reduction and promotes recycling in various industries. Looking ahead, our company has several future goals regarding sustainability in the manufacturing process. One of the major initiatives we plan to incorporate is the installation of solar panels at our manufacturing facility. is solar energy project aims to generate renewable energy to power our operations. Although it is currently in the queue behind other projects in the region, we remain committed to implementing this renewable energy source. Overall, our company's commitment to sustainability extends beyond our operations. We actively collaborate with our customers, providing them with equipment and solutions that align with their sustainability objectives. We strive to minimize our environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future by prioritizing waste reduction, energy efficiency, and material sourcing practices. Yvette Beohm Grubb President, Knotty Pallet Knotty Pallet's vision is "to always be improving." Our team prioritizes sustainability in our energy and waste management by being mindful of the future effects of unnecessary wastefulness. In servicing our customers, Knotty initiates repairs and returns, scrap pallet crediting, and redesigns to mitigate waste. Knotty Pallet works with our supply chain to manage their waste materials into end products, including making

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