Learn more about our Develop Your Sustainable Logistics Roadmap Training: Interview with participant Stephane Bonnet from Amer Sports
Amsterdam, 3 September 2021 - Stephane Bonnet, Emea Transport Purchaser at Amer Sports, a sporting goods company, spoke to Smart Freight Centre about his recent experience with our Develop your Sustainable Logistics Roadmap training.
What have you learned from the course and what insights have you gained?I’ve learnt a great deal of practical insight from discussions with other participants and I found the international approach of the course very useful. It was interesting to learn about the global scope and potential of sustainable logistics as this wider overview is often difficult to gain in country-focused training. I felt the course was very current, practical and informative!
What did you like most?Both the academic and procurement sessions particularly stood out to me. To understand how an effective roadmap and approach works in practice has been very helpful in developing my own strategy! Providing an academic background also gave me a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced in the sector. It was also personally interesting to learn about the effects of emissions and the large-scale changes required to prevent further damage – these sessions were particularly educational and provided a valuable wider context for developing my roadmap.
How did the training course influence your day-to-day work?This course has helped kick-start and speed up the development of a sustainability roadmap. Now with a clear framework, resources and insights into successful strategies, there is a greater understanding of how to build our own approach as well as helping to spark discussions across the organisation. At Amer Sports, we recognise we’re in the early stages of building our sustainable approach compared with some other companies and this course has given us targets and a new-found urgency.
How did the training impact your approach to sustainability and emissions reduction in logistics?Having already started working on this, I feel far more aware when it comes to sustainability. I’ve always tried to avoid air freight shipment or empty trucks, but it was never at the forefront of my mind. I have noticed sustainability is now an important consideration in decision making for me and I think the insights from this course have really helped that.
Even though it’s viewed as important, maybe sustainability isn’t seen to be on the same level as cost and service just yet. I think with many individuals wanting to live in a greener way in their own lives, this will soon start to happen in the company, and we’ll start to see real change.