LEICESTERSHIRE: Barratt Developments is using European Logistics Management to run a pallet repatriation service for its UK building projects.

All suppliers to the Barratt Group, which includes Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes and Ward Homes, will be required to mark pallets with an identifier that will enable ELM to return them to source.

John Adams, group procurement director at Barratt Developments, said: "As part of an initiative to reduce packaging waste produced on our sites, we identified significant environmental and cost saving benefits associated with returning wooden pallets to suppliers for re-use. I believe this initiative will benefit all organisations using pallets as a packaging and transport medium, and is also a very positive environmental statement."