The logistics service provider will obtain 100 percent of its electricity worldwide from renewable sources; it will quadruple the amount of green electricity it generates itself using photovoltaic systems.
KEMPTEN, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 29 October
2021 - As of January 1, 2022, Dachser will be purchasing only
electricity generated from renewable resources. This means that the logistics
service provider, which operates 387 of its own locations in 42 countries, is
increasing its proportion of green power from around 60 percent to 100 percent.
In Germany and the Netherlands, the family-owned company had already switched
to green power beforehand. In addition, Dachser will significantly step up its
in-house generation of renewable energy and, as a first step, is installing and
expanding photovoltaic systems on the roofs of its European logistics
facilities and office buildings. By 2025, its current capacity will more than
quadruple, to over 20,000 kWp of installed capacity.
"We're implementing two basic building blocks of our
climate protection strategy by switching to purchasing electricity solely from
wind, solar, and hydropower worldwide, while also expanding our own production
of green electricity," explains Stefan Hohm, Chief Development Officer (CDO) at
Dachser. "These actions are reducing our carbon footprint. At the same time,
our demand strengthens the production of green power and contributes to the
expansion of capacity in Europe for generating electricity from renewable
Long-term climate protection strategy
Efficiency, innovation, and inclusive responsibility: these are the
cornerstones of Dachser's long-term climate protection strategy. The
family-owned company's initiatives aim at efficient logistics processes, energy
savings, and technological innovation. Dachser believes this is the best way to
limit GHG in line with the 2-degree target set by the Paris Agreement as well
as the climate protection targets of the European Union and many other
countries. To this end, the company works together with customers and partners
who are also keen to actively shape how logistics moves to adopt low- and
zero-emission technologies. Employees too are closely involved in climate
protection activities, with a commitment to society and social issues that goes
beyond Dachser's own direct business interests.
in Germany, Dachser is one of the world's leading logistics providers. Using
its own in-house developed IT-systems, the company incorporates transport,
warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain
solutions. Thanks to some 30,800 employees at 387 locations all over the globe,
Dachser generated consolidated net revenue of approximately EUR 5.6 billion in
2020. The same year, the logistics provider handled a total of 78.6 million
shipments weighing 39.8 million metric tons. Dachser is represented by its own
country organizations in 42 countries on five continents. In Asia, there are
branch offices in 48 locations across 12 Business Areas. Its Asia Pacific
Regional Head Office is located in Hong Kong.