22nd September 2021 – Waterlogic, a leading global designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers, presents its latest Oceansaver Accolade to DPD, the leading express parcel delivery service. The accolade recognises organisations that have made a significant contribution and commitment to the reduction of single-use plastics that not only impact climate change, but also dangerously pollute the world’s oceans.
The Oceansaver Accolade aligns with Waterlogic’s overall company mission to pioneer the application of advanced technology that delivers the most sustainable, safest water, effective against COVID-19. DPD was chosen to receive the accolade due to its work in reducing employee plastic use and its overall plastic use, whilst increasing recycling from 63% to 70% over the course of 2020. DPD now recycles more than it buys, utilising reusable transit packaging: last year, 136 tonnes of shrink wrap were purchased, whilst 336 tonnes were recycled. DPD also donated £200,000 ($275,000) across 140 organisations from its Eco Fund, which supports sustainability initiatives, including electric vehicles and emission-free cities. Looking forward, the company aims to reach a recycling goal of 80% by 2025, with zero to landfill and the complete removal of single-use plastics. It is also well on track to meet its target of reducing its CO₂ per parcel by 30% by the same year.
Waterlogic’s Oceansaver Accolade programme demonstrates how front-and-centre environmental sustainability is when it comes to the company’s operational mindset. The company hydrates nearly 50 million consumers daily and contributes to the reduction of 23.8 billion single-use plastic bottles, and was one of the first to introduce point-of-use (POU) water dispensing systems. These connect directly to existing water supplies and reduce the need for environmentally unfriendly single-use plastic bottles. Waterlogic is working with its customers and leading on new ways to encourage more sustainable hydration, including its Freefill initiative that it has championed alongside major organisations like DPD. By installing bottle filling stations that staff and customers can use, 1.1 million refills were recorded in 2020 alone as communities embraced reusable bottles.
Alistair Dicken, Head of Corporate Accounts at Waterlogic, comments, “As a long-term hydration solution supply partner to DPD, we have been delighted to support its green journey through the provision of innovative bottle filling stations across its distribution centres. The bespoke branding opportunity we provided for these stations enabled DPD to convey a powerful message to users, aligned to its wider sustainability programme – ‘You never need to use plastic again’. We are delighted to recognise DPD’s genuine commitment to sustainability with the Waterlogic Oceansaver Accolade.”
Waterlogic has already presented accolades to Goldman Sachs UK, Interserve on behalf of E.ON, the Iberostar Group and Ramsey Health Care in Australia, amongst others, and will continue to recognise deserving, sustainability-focused customers across the world.