Wartsila, a global supplier of marine and power plant solutions and services, together with CEVA Logistics, a supply chain company, have been recognized for their successful efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 60 per cent at Wärtsilä's warehousing operations.

The two companies have been named as winners of the Lean & Green Star Award 2013, a program aimed at encouraging businesses and government bodies to move to a higher level of sustainability by taking measures that not only yield cost savings, but at the same time reduce the burden on the environment.

The achievement has been made possible thanks to the combined efforts of CEVA and Wartsila. One of the key factors in achieving the emission reductions was the integration of nine local warehouses into one strategic location in Kampen, the Netherlands.

The Central Distribution Centre in Kampen is the hub of Watsila Global Logistics Services, and covers the entire material flow from order confirmation until the point of delivery at the customer's doorstep.

The award is given by Connekt, a Dutch agency which, in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, has created the Connekt Sustainable Logistics program. Under this, companies that are actively dedicated to making their logistics processes more sustainable are considered.