The new facility will be powered by wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass energy. © Nike
The new facility will be powered by wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass energy. © Nike

Nike opens warehouse running on 100% renewable energy

19 September 2019

Nike has opened a new distribution centre in Belgium that operates on 100% renewable energy.

The facility, named the Court, will expand the logistical capabilities of the global firm while increasing sustainability by using clean, locally-generated energy such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass.

The 1.5m sq ft warehouse is part of Nike’s European Logistics Campus, made up of six facilities across Ham, Laakdal, Meerhout and Herentals, in Belgium.

Eric Sprunk, Nike operating officer, said: “Our new Court Distribution Center represents Nike’s continued investment in a fast and flexible supply chain to deliver the full range of our products to consumers when they want it, where they want it.

“This state-of-the-art facility will increase our responsiveness as we accelerate our digital growth and better serve millions of consumers across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.”

The building has a “rack-supported structure” to reduce the amount of steel, concrete and waste materials used in the construction stage. 

Other functions include consolidation of single orders, increased efficiency through digital shipments, and additional surrounding transport infrastructure which will eliminate about 14,000 truck journeys each year and reduce carbon emissions.

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