Neil Humphrey is TRATON Logistics Leader of the Year 2022
The TRATON Logistics Leader of the Year Award will again be presented at the 2022 Logistics Hall of Fame reception. It goes to Neil Humphrey, President Supply Chain of logistics service provider HAVI. The British manager is regarded as a pioneer of sustainable supply chain practices and digitization, a committed networker, and a tireless driver of digitization initiatives and pilot projects with new technologies.
The British manager is a committed leader of sustainable supply chain practices and digitalization, an active networker and a tireless driver of digitalization initiatives and pilot projects with new technologies.
The 58-year-old manager gained decades of experience in business management and supply chain with a strong focus on sustainability at Unilever and joined HAVI in 2017, where he has led the Supply Chain Business Unit since 2018. Under his leadership, the company joined the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) in 2019 - at the time as one of the first ten supply chain service providers worldwide. HAVI committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2030 per metric ton delivered. With the program successfully underway and new global metrics established by the climate science community, HAVI is currently evaluating an increase in that goal.
Under Humphrey’s leadership, HAVI is also partnering with customers and suppliers to drive climate change action. For example, HAVI is helping leading foodservice brands to work toward ambitious emissions targets. It has also established a partnership with a commercial vehicle manufacturer to convert 70 percent of its European delivery fleet from diesel to alternative fuels; a target which was delivered upon in 2021.
In addition to supporting projects involving alternative fuels, green distribution centers or e-trucks, Humphrey and his team also have begun a hybrid truck pilot in Stockholm to roll out a carbon neutral hybrid truck solution across Europe. The trucks use their batteries to drive in the city, but use reprocessed frying oil as fuel outside the city. The used cooking oil is collected during deliveries to customer restaurants, reprocessed at a specialist facility, and eventually goes into the tanks of HAVI trucks - a perfect cycle.