There are so many aspects of the supply chain that contribute to carbon emissions, of which
people tend to overlook. One that people tend not to consider, is the aspect of travel
in the production process. Shipping pieces from one facility to another is an added
expense, both monetarily and environmentally. Reducing the need for excessive shipment
of goods is a great way to ease carbon emissions, and save a few bucks while doing so.
Here at Vantage, we consider ourselves a one-stop-shop for promotional apparel.
Providing both apparel and decoration services, we cut out the need for third party
services. Although a small part of the production process, it’s sure to have a greater
impact than what you may think. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in
2019, transportation accounted for 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States.
This was the largest contributor, outweighing electricity, agriculture, industry, and
commercial producers. By cutting out the need for an extra shipment, we’re reducing
nearly a third of the emissions created in the process.
Along with reducing carbon emissions, there’s also less waste created when cutting out
extra shipments. Excess boxes, polybags, and bubble wrap, among many supplementary shipping
materials are spared. Utilizing our services as both a supplier and decorator is
ultimately more cost effective and environmentally sound.