In the context of global climate change the „carbon footprint“ for products and services is on everyone‘s lips. Many enterprises are in many different ways currently trying to portrait a CO2-footprint for their company, although there is not yet a standardized and ultimately comparable and verified method of doing so.
At UN-level attempts are being made at the moment to work out precisely these standards, but based on the ISO 14067 „Carbon Footprint of Products“ there is currently only a draft with respect to specific definitions and the procedure for determining the data available. As a medium-sized company - that must budget its resources – we cannot afford a hasty reaction in this matter, which later might find us overtaken by such official standards and as a result ruin all previous efforts made on our part.
However, in the frame of our corporate and social responsibility, we simply cannot bury our heads in the sand or postpone the necessary steps indefinitely.
For this reason – as previously reported - BTG Neuss has been consequently upgrading its fleet since 2009 in order to meet the emission standards of EURO5 or EURO6 (mandatory as of 01.01.2015).
In addition to this, since January 2010 BTG Neuss has been using CO2-neutral “green electricity” from 100% water power supplied by the municipal electric company in Neuss and thus the whole freight terminal – including heating and air conditioning systems using high-efficiency heat pumps – is powered with clean energy. This means that no fossil fuels are being used making BTG Neuss the first CO2-neutral freight terminal of the BTG Group!
As a further step in improving the CO2 balance and the „carbon footprint“, with regard to traffic to and from Great Britain and Ireland, BTG Neuss is putting its focus on working with Eurotunnel.
For 2010 BTG Neuss was certified as having a CO2-saving of 68 t.
As well as the economic and quality improvements, we want to offer our customers an added value or “environmental” advantage, which is automatically accessible to every user of our services.
And all this without using CO2-critical high-gloss brochures, questionable calculation models and related additional costs such as is being implemented by two large state logistics companies in Germany.
BTG’s message is: „Practice-orientated “Green Logistics“ does work, particularly in German middle sized companies!”
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