In Songjiang, Bolloré Logistics Employs Artificial Intelligence with Akila to Lower its Energy Use

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Bolloré Logistics China has made a deal with the start-up Akila to use less energy over the next three years. The agreement is based on the delivery of a digital solution that uses artificial intelligence to help the company do better in terms of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. The solution from Akila will be used in the Songjiang warehouse in Shanghai, which has an area of 18,000 m2.

In addition to making the most of the energy it uses, the platform will improve the air quality across the site by keeping a close eye on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Bolloré Logistics wants to cut its Scope 1 and 2 CO2 emissions by 43% by 2027 as part of its "Powering Sustainable Logistics" corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme. Bolloré Logistics Greater China will help this stated goal come true because of Akila.

Frédéric Marcerou, CEO of Bolloré Logistics Greater China, said:

"As a global player in the supply chain, we want to incorporate sustainable solutions into our processes to promote the decarbonisation of the logistics sector. Our partnership with Akila will enable us to monitor our environmental impact and reduce it as much as possible."

Philippe Obry, Chief Innovation Officer and Co-founder of Akila said:

“Akila and Bolloré Logistics are fellow travellers pursuing the same goal in terms of sustainability for the logistics sector. The sector needs to adapt to a more data-driven model; this is why we are committed to the success of this partnership. Moving forward, we hope to be able to put more solutions in place with Bolloré Logistics at their other sites throughout China.”

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Source: Bolloré Logistics


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