We aim to be the key driver of sustainable logistics in the Benelux area and to be ahead of the game in terms of ambitions and activities, as the world is facing enormous climate and environmental challenges. That’s why we’ve put into place ambitious carbon emission reduction targets. While our focus is on reducing our carbon emissions, from 2022 we will offset any carbon emissions we’re unable to reduce by investing in sustainable Gold Standard Climate+ projects.

Step by step towards less carbon

Step by step, we’re working towards net zero carbon emissions, with our sustainable targets and steps validated and approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). By signing the SBTi’s “Business Ambition for 1.5°C”, we have committed to net zero carbon emissions worldwide by 2050, thus playing our part in limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius in keeping with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Gold Standard

Gold Standard was created by a group of NGOs including World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Imposing high quality requirements for projects used to offset carbon emissions, the standard is administered by the Gold Standard Foundation, a non-profit organisation

Clear carbon reduction strategy

We have a long-term carbon reduction strategy in place, broken down into concrete steps for the short term and underpinned by four key pillars:

Efficient network

Clean kilometres

Sustainable buildings and facilities

Green products and services

Read more about and see examples of our sustainable strategy

Reduce

The world is facing enormous climate and environmental challenges. We’re doing everything we can to reduce our carbon emissions.

Offset

From 2022 we’re investing in Gold Standard Climate+ projects to offset the remaining emissions of all our own activities and those that we farm out to our partners.

No more carbon emissions by 2050

Our ambition is for our activities not to emit any carbon by 2050, but we’ll continue to offset if we don’t quite succeed – by investing in projects that capture and store CO₂ from the atmosphere, for instance in plants and trees.

About Gold Standard Climate+ projects

We choose to offset any remaining carbon emissions by investing in Gold Standard projects that aim to reduce or prevent emissions, or capture carbon from the atmosphere. In fact, we prefer to invest in Gold Standard Climate+ projects, which in addition to carbon emissions reduction put great emphasis on the sustainable development of the local population. These projects add value for local communities by improving living conditions, for instance by providing more work, clean water or education. Project examples include planting new forests, investing in wind farms and generating solar energy.