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Added on 22-03-2013




Fondazione Sodalitas



Business challenge

To optimize the level of service by improving and reducing the impact on the environment by using intermodal logistics. The biggest challenge was the definition and the analyzing of the impact on the whole supply chain process of CO2 and CO2 equivalent (measuring the impact of climate changes of CO2 and other gases - greenhouse effect)


In 2011, LMI’s Supply Chain consolidated the process initiated in 2009: cross-docking a consolidated reality, more than 40% of the store fluxes transits through the main depot through this way.
Train continues to replace the trucks on the streets : from the Genoa port to the Rivalta Depot 55% of the containers are transported via train, 100% of the goods from the Anverse Depot to Rivalta are delivered via intermodal (train + truck). Leroy Merlin has decided to remove 3000 trucks from the streets and has started an intermodal service that connects Northern Italy and Center-South Italy.
A new intermodal train service has been implemented that connects Logistic Pole to LM Rome on a daily basis. The goods transported by train and directed to the Campania Region reducing 70% kms on the streets. The Puglia Region, the daily train Piacenza – Bari reduces approximately 80% the CO2 impact and reduces approximately 750 transport means on wheels. The measurement of saturation (on surface) of the containers goes from 101% to 106% For more information please refer to our Annual Report on Sustainable Growth, pages 106-107
Partners: Università Poitecnico di Milano, suppliers, and Italia Logistica (joint-venture Ferrovia Italiane and Poste Italiane) and GTS.


We, Leroy Merlin, are always aiming to improve our process to help the Environment, our Employees and our Clients. We all gain from this process, we aim for a better eco-nomic, eco-logic eco-working world for our tomorrow.

Challenges/Lessons learned:

Environmental impact: CO2 per pallet has gone from 9 to 6.5 kgs, equivalent to 2750 tons of CO2 . The business and social impact go along with this CO2 reduction, it ‘s a big saving for all parties concerned.

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