Logistics and its carbon footprint

The volume of orders from industry, commerce and private households has been enormously increased by the Corona pandemic - despite regional references. Valid contract restrictions even prevent us from buying in person from the retailer around the corner and we are virtually forced to have even the items we want from there delivered in some form.

But how much of a burden is logistics really? Did you know, for example, that the CO2 emissions of one lorry with a Euro class 6 diesel engine are equivalent to the emissions of 81 passenger cars? (Source: BVL Factsheet 2018)

Sustainability is a top priority at Grieshaber Logistics Group AG. Over 90 % of the fleet consists of Euro V and Euro VI vehicles. Since 2015, the fleet of Euro VI vehicles has more than tripled. In addition, we are continuously working on the CO2 savings of the logistics properties.

In the last five years, the CO2 emissions of all locations have been reduced by 139 tonnes, while at the same time growing. If you also take into account the savings generated by our photovoltaic systems, the reduction is as much as 166 tonnes! 

In general, the right logistics can even have an added value in terms of environmental balance. By means of sophisticated logistics concepts, quantities can be bundled, deliveries can be completed, and thus empty runs or even double runs can be avoided. By creating transshipment areas - especially in metropolises with a high demand for consumer goods -   it would be possible to reduce travel distances, which would primarily affect deliveries to the retail trade and gastronomy. The bundling of private shipments, e.g. to the office instead of home, could also have this desired effect, as this would largely eliminate the many individual trips to private households.

In this respect, the right use of the right logistics is a positive contribution to reducing the CO2 footprint in the long term!

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