Clean energy produced in-house: photovoltaic systems installed at locations in Australia help to reduce CO2 emissions – just one of many examples that highlight how DB Schenker is making logistics more sustainable
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Making logistics more environmentally friendly by conserving resources is a key issue in DB Schenker’s environmental strategy. Teams from all around the world are hard at work and generating new ideas so as to implement these corporate targets. For example, those responsible for ocean freight at the national organization North/Central China are currently working on consistently “banning” paper documents from their processes. Although the vast majority of shipments are already being handled with the help of digital documents, the aim is to increase this figure to 100 percent by the end of June.
An initiative launched in Australia under the banner “The DB Schenker Power Plant” has seen large-scale photovoltaic systems for the production of clean energy being installed at five locations. Another plant is also planned for New Zealand. In addition, various warehouses have been upgraded with energy-efficient LED lighting systems. The amount of CO2 that has been saved year after year now amounts to 500 metric tons – an achievement that is certainly more than just a symbolic victory.
Another ongoing project is taking place in Paris, France. Recently, DB Schenker was one of the signatories of the “Charte en faveur d’une logistique urbaine durable” (Charter for sustainable urban logistics) that had been initiated by the municipal authorities in France’s capital. By signing the agreement, DB Schenker confirms its intention of working towards minimizing energy consumption in all processes, for example, through employee training measures, and promoting this environmental culture among its subcontractors.