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Nike Opens Distribution Center Powered by Renewable Energy

Nike Opens Distribution Center Powered by Renewable Energy

Just recently, Ham, Belgium became the site for Nike's latest distribution center powered by a renewable source--indeed a great milestone for the brand who has long been planning on reducing its carbon footprint. With its zero-waste goal to protect the environment, providing a cleaner and greener future for sports, Nike has outdone itself yet again with its noteworthy vision.

Eric Sprunk, Nike Chief Operating Officer, points out what the project represents: “Our new Court Distribution Center represents Nike’s continued investment in a fast and flexible supply chain to deliver the full range of our product to consumers when they want it, where they want it,” He further comments on the project's main goal: “This state-of-the-art facility will increase our responsiveness as we accelerate our digital growth and better serve millions of consumers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.”

The distribution facility is known as the Court, which is set to expand the brand's capabilities by meeting the growing demands of consumers and at the same time increasing its sustainability. Measured at 1.5 million sq. ft., the logistics center operates through various alternative sources of power such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and geothermal. It's not the same as a usual warehouse in that its structure doesn't require that much material such as concrete or steel, thereby minimizing waste throughout the process of constructing the site.

The Court is meant to make the European Logistics Campus of Nike more extensive. The same logistics site opened back in 1994 and consists of 6 other facilities throughout Ham, Herentals, Meerhout, and Laakdal. With over 25 years, the Court aims to continue its service and hold true to its commitment to a more sustainable future of the brand. The site further boasts of other functionalities such as more efficient shipments and faster consolidation of single orders. With these new capabilities, it will now be possible to ship a single-item order with the same effectiveness as that of an order of 10,000 items.

Below are some of the important features of Nike's European Logistics Campus:
  • It uses completely renewable energy, getting it directly from solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and geothermal sources.
  • Its infrastructure surrounding it consists of a canal network that allows almost all containers to travel through water to arrive at the local dock, eliminating a great number of land journeys for the shipment and thus resulting to less carbon emissions.
  • It recycles 95% of its on-site waste. An example of this is the pathways in the facility are made of footwear raw materials that have been recycled.
A truly awesome and environmentally focused facility, don't you think? We bet you a hundred percent that with a brand that’s focused on this amazing vision, we are certainly looking forward to more sustainable years ahead of us. For more news about the sneakerworld, download our Grailify app. There, we will definitely keep you up to date.

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