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DHL Supply Chain has signed a 'joint business development plan' agreement with Unilever, as part of the latter’s strategy to work more closely with key suppliers.

Both companies have pledged to carry out a number of collaborative initiatives, including: increasing speed to market and efficiency; cost reduction and sustainable practices; and seeking ways to slash CO² and reduce logistics operation waste.

Pier Luigi Sigismondi, chief supply chain officer, Unilever, says: “It is essential that we work closely together with our strategic suppliers in order to reach our ambition to double the size of the company and halve our environmental impact.”

Bruce Edwards, chief executive of DHL Supply Chain, adds: “We are always keen to work strategically with Unilever to design the best possible solutions and deliver unrivalled services to help the world’s most successful consumer brands achieve their growth, profit and environmental ambitions.”