For years, DB Schenker has successfully been working toward achieving a steady reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by launching measures that included “green” logistics centers and the promotion of fuel-efficient technologies in maritime freight. These measures were consistent with the firm objective of Deutsche Bahn to be a pioneer in environmental protection. With the enhancements introduced in the new “DB2020+” strategy, DB Schenker has also raised its climate protection targets.
As the first international logistics service provider to do so, the company has undertaken to achieve carbon-neutral growth in the coming decade – while at the same time striving for a significant increase in performance. The new strategy envisages a 40 percent reduction in specific greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030 compared to emission levels recorded in 2006. As part of this effort, the company plans to further optimize the use of electromobility in land transport. As far as ocean freight and airfreight are concerned, DB Schenker aims to promote the advancement of new technologies so as to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels in these sectors.
What is more: whereas previous reduction efforts were solely limited to CO2, these new targets also incorporate other polluting gases with a high climate impact, including methane and nitrogen dioxide.
New environmental target: DB Schenker plans to save even more CO2 in future – and has expanded its efforts to reduce emissions to other polluting gases, like methane and nitrogen dioxide
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