BOMA is one of the largest independent players in the development, logistics and sales of cleaning materials in a B2B environment. This gives us great leverage to get things moving.
With the OneZero project, we want to create an umbrella logistics platform for planning and managing material flows from our own and external products to the customer and back. For example, we want to take back residual materials from our own products, but also office waste (paper, cardboard, other specific waste flows). This two-way traffic avoids empty delivery vans and optimises our logistics.
In addition, we are committed to the R of rethink. For example, we have changed the raw material of microfibre cloths for optimal recycling.
We are also exploring the possibilities of an as-a-service model where customers purchase the use of certain products, while the packaging and containers remain our property.
Finally, we are working closely with our SME customers to make collection and sorting as feasible as possible.
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The objectives of the OneZero project were incorporated into BOMA's corporate philosophy. Work is currently underway to implement them in the facilities chain. We have already learned that the return of materials requires further exploration and is not easy to apply in an existing model.
The as-a-service model is being discussed and tested with the first customers and will be developed further step by step. We are also in talks with various chain partners to transform waste bags, bins and other materials into circular concepts. Soon, we also want to provide our products with a sustainability score. In this way, we are phasing out harmful cleaning agents permanently.
In addition, we will continue to invest in research into sustainable storage and distribution, and we will actively participate in test projects for specific city hub developments.
Finally, in cooperation with EY and Centexbel, we also participate in the learning network sustainable business model to further disseminate the results and findings of the OneZero project.