Nike has installed one of the first SP4-systems in the recent opened distribution center in Belgium. The distribution center is the most sustainable and has been optimized to reduce CO2 emissions by 30%. Among others, it uses 100% renewable energy, uses boat transportation for 99% of all containers (which saves 14 000 truck journeys a year) and uses the Parans system. Through the new center Nike underscore its commitment toward building the supply chain of the future.
In a press release Bert Stevens, Vice President of Supply Chain Operations, Nike Europe, states: ”Our facilities in Belgium are a pinnacle example of how sustainable innovation is embedded into Nike´s growth strategy, which enables us to maximize our performance while minimizing our footprint”.
- It is pleasant that one of the first systems of the new product generation is installed at the facilities of a large global employer focused on sustainability regarding both the environment and the staff, says Nils Nilsson, CEO at Parans. It’s positive for the future that a company with a well-known brand, Nike, and sustainability issues in focus sees the product as interesting.
SP4 transports the sunlight 30 floors down into the building. With SP4 Parans has the ability to lit up whole floors and buildings with sunlight and perhaps even establish a new light standard – as common it is having a window at a building’s facade it should be having Paranslight far down and deep into a building. Think sunlight first and artificial light when you really need.