In furtherance of the company’s goal to reach zero carbon emissions and zero waste, Nike has opened a new distribution center on its Europe campus in Ham, Belgium, which will be powered entirely by renewable energy.
Called the Court, the new facility spans across 1.5 million square feet of land and is powered 100 percent by locally generated renewable energy sources including wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, and biomass. The structure itself was built in a rack-supported design which required less steel and concrete to construct, keeping waste and material consumption lower. It’s also located in the midst of a network of canals which Nike says enables 99 percent of inbound containers to arrive by water, effectively eliminating approximately 14,000 truck journeys per year. Aside from this, the company also says that more than 95 percent of on-site waste will be recycled.
“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,” says Nike Chief Operating Officer Eric Sprunk. “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.”
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