Sustainable supply chain


“By working collaboratively, as partners across the pallet supply chain, Tarmac, Scott Pallets and key customers have together delivered fantastic results. Through the recovery and reuse of pallets produced from sustainably sourced timber, the innovative Green Pallet Scheme fits perfectly with our shared circular economy objectives.”

Karen Hunter, Group Marketing Director, Scott Group

We’ve beenworking with customers, together with our transport and logistic partners to encourage the recovery of pallets for repeated use.


The cost model incentivizes major customers to return used pallets and suppliers to remanufacture and redistribute pallets instead of using valuable resources to produce new ones.

By working closely with both customers and supply chain partners, we’ve reduced the amount of resources in our supply chain – delivering mutual cost saving benefits and wider sustainability gains.

This would not have been achieved without a collaborative gain share approach, led by the Tarmac Category Manager.

We’ve doubled our use of repatriated pallets over five years - moving up to 145,000 per year. This is tracked through regular reporting requirements from our suppliers.

By reviewing the use and management of our pallets we believe that 19,000 trees saved over the past five years

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