Asda has extended its contract with logistic and transport company Norbert Dentressangle for five years for the management of eight of its service centres (ASCs).
Norbert Dentressangle has been working with Asda for around 10 years, handling returned products and helping the supermarket chain to divert waste from landfill.
The ASCs handle returnable transit packaging, card, plastic, food waste and returned goods collected from more than 400 Asda stores across the UK. Norbert Dentressangle is responsible for all activities at the centres including equipment washing through to packaging waste baling.
Volume through the ASCs is expected to increase by between 5 and 10% following Asda’s purchase and integration of 147 Netto stores. Currently, Norbert Dentressangle handles 126 million trays, and recycles 170,000 tonnes of card and plastic and 30,000 tonnes of food waste each year.
Asda distribution director Ian Stansfield said: “This five-year agreement demonstrates our continued ambition to be environmentally sustainable across distribution and the wider business.
“Norbert Dentressangle has helped us to reduce our operating cost at the same time as supporting our sustainable aspirations.”