“We have a strong focus on preserving our natural mineral water source, which is in the DNA of our company and our plant,” explains Simon Peres, head of primary logistics purchasing at Danone Waters. Since 2017, the evian bottling plant has been completely carbon neutral, thanks to many actions taken, for example the installation of 37,000 m² of solar panels and the use of green electricity via hydroelectric dams.”
This green spirit is the common thread throughout evian’s supply chain. Nearly 60 percent of volumes are transported by train, the rest by road or via multimodal solutions. “Evian has always been loyal to railways because this mode of transport corresponds to our commitments in terms of sustainable development,” explains Simon Peres.
In addition, rail is in line with evian’s sustainable development policy. That’s why the bottling plant has a dedicated train station that allows it to reduce the carbon footprint. The main factor determining the choice of a logistics partner is the perfect match in their services between quality, costs, timing and – of course – environmental impact.
The partnership between evian and Lineas is the result of a joint process. Since December 2018, the regular partnerships consists of a train transport of one to two times a week from evian to a major export platform in Antwerp.
Simon Peres: “Lineas had already worked for us on some specific operations. It shares with evian a spirit of innovation and is at the same time a company with strong proposals. Finally, it is also a partner that is very active in the development of multimodal transport. »