SINGAPORE, 5 Aug: Rhenus Group, a leading global logistics service provider, announces positive progress in its efforts to achieve less-container-load (LCL) carbon neutrality through a pilot project to ensure the reduction of emissions complies with international standards.
The pilot project is the first step in the Rhenus strategy to neutralise the carbon emissions of its LCL product by 2030, which was announced in late 2021.
Rhenus is working with ClimatePartner, an independent consultancy, to verify the calculation methodology and offset the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) through verified and audited carbon offset projects.
The ClimatePartner label, which confirms the carbon neutrality of the products under the Rhenus name, will be available to companies who engage Rhenus to export LCL consolidation shipments from the Central European Gateway in Hilden, Germany, starting this year.
LCL shipments, exported by Rhenus from the Central European Gateway, can receive the ClimatePartner label as proof of the carbon emissions neutralised for the first quarter (Q1) 2022 operations.
Currently, the emissions from the operations during Q1 2022 have been calculated and offset, and the rest of 2022 will follow.
With the offset result from this pilot project, Rhenus has invested in a wind energy project which promotes less reliance on fossil fuels.
“Our LCL Gateway in Hilden is the biggest Rhenus consolidation hub worldwide and moving towards a sustainable direction is our focus. In parallel with minimising direct emissions, Rhenus is willing and ready to take the extra steps in developing services with a verified carbon-neutral label. This is only the start of our journey to decarbonising logistics services,” said Julian Broeer, Regional Head LCL Europe of Rhenus Air & Ocean.
The newly appointed global Co-CEO of Rhenus Air & Ocean, Jan Harnisch, said a core objective of Rhenus and the green logistics efforts is to contribute toward sustainable logistics.
“We are encouraged by the promising progress thus far. Results and learnings of this pilot project will lay the foundation for our goal to achieve 100 per cent carbon neutrality for all LCL shipments worldwide by 2030.” he said in a press statement released today.
Future plans for Rhenus include opening more carbon-neutral trade lanes, expanding its sustainability product offerings and actively researching effective ways to reduce emissions efficiently.
The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics specialists with global business operations and an annual turnover amounting to EUR7.0 billion, with 37,500 employees working at 970 business sites and developing innovative solutions along the complete supply chain
Whether providing transport, warehousing, customs clearance or value-added services, the family-owned business pools its operations in various business units where customers’ needs are the primary focus at all times.
For more information on the Rhenus ClimatePartner tracking page: www.climatepartner.com/19036-2206-1001.
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