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Logistics group commits to 100% carbon neutral LCL by 2030

Achieving carbon-neutral global LCL services within a decade is part of the Rhenus strategy to spearhead the industry’s transition to sustainable logistics.

THE Rhenus Group, a global logistics service provider, will neutralize the carbon emissions of all of its less-than-container-load (LCL) products by 2030. Starting from 2022, cargo shipped with the Rhenus Consolidation Box out of Hilden Gateway (Germany) will be carbon neutral, with no additional costs to customers. The service will progressively roll out through all gateways in which Rhenus operates worldwide.

As one of the leaders in the logistics industry, Rhenus has full responsibility for its actions and decisions. Sustainability is a priority in the company’s business. That is why Rhenus would like to transform the existing services into environmentally friendly options to shape a better future for customers and partners.

“We are not only striving to make logistics simple for our customers, but also doing our part to support the environment, such as investing in sustainability projects,” said Jan Harnisch, Global Chief Operating Officer at Rhenus Air & Ocean.

With green thinking firmly established throughout the Rhenus operations, the carbon-neutral LCL product marks a new milestone in its sustainability strategy. The Rhenus Group launched the world’s first CO2 reduction program for airfreight, RHEGREEN, in 2019. Since 2015, Rhenus has undergone an annual assessment by, and received the Silver Status for several years from EcoVadis, an independent agency that evaluates corporate social responsibility-related activities in accordance with international standards. On-going green logistics efforts worldwide include a seven-year continuous annual tree-planting activity in India, climate-neutral warehouse locations with green infrastructure like renewable energy and LED lighting as well as electric mobility and recyclable packaging, energy management system implementation across Germany and the Netherlands and a Rhenus Group Corporate Forest to support agroforestry projects. Rhenus continues to explore green ideas and new technologies, in collaboration with research institutions, partners and customers, to make the global supply chain more sustainable.

The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics specialists with global business operations and annual turnover amounting to EUR 5.4 billion. 33,500 employees work at 820 business sites and develop innovative solutions along the complete supply chain. Whether providing transport, warehousing, customs clearance or value-added services, the family business pools its operations in various business units where the needs of customers are the major focus at all times.

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