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DB Schenker reduces its carbon footprint with green electricity

Wind power complements solar energy and geothermal in Finland • Carbon footprint of electricity use reset

International logistics service provider DB Schenker is reducing its carbon footprint by introducing green electricity in all its properties in Finland. Schenker Oy has started to procure wind energy from Väre Oy as of November 1, 2020. Wind energy is 100% renewable Väre Oy's green electricity, the origin of which is verified in accordance with EU and Finnish legislation with an electricity guarantee of origin.

The agreement will cover DB Schenker's 28 warehouse, terminal and office buildings. Green electricity complements solar energy, which is utilized in six locations, and geoenergy, which is utilized in four location. Thus, the carbon footprint of the electricity use of DB Schenker's facilities is zero.

“DB Schenker's goal is to be a sustainability champion in the logistics sector. This will be achieved through concrete action. In transport, we have used renewable diesel made from waste and residues. It is used in all collection point deliveries as well as in collection and distribution transports in major cities in Finland. By deploying the carbon footprint of energy use in our facilities, we significantly reduce the environmental impact of our customers' supply chains", says Petteri Nurmi, CEO of Schenker Oy.

“Green electricity is rapidly reducing the company's emissions load and the demand for green electricity has clearly increased among our customers over the past year, which is a clear indication of the growing importance of responsibility work. DB Schenker works well at the forefront of companies in reducing its carbon footprint through both green electricity and other energy-related responsibility measures. We are very pleased to be working with Schenker to reduce CO2 emissions from the climate. Energy choices change the world", says Juha Keski-Karhu, CEO of Väre Oy.

The DB Schenker Group aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 40% from 2006 levels by 2030 (g/tkm). In addition to electrical and fuel choices, economical driving, optimal driving routes and the fullest possible loads are used to reduce the carbon footprint. DB Schenker has also invested heavily in electric vehicles. A total of 36 FUSO eCanter electric trucks will enter European distribution traffic in the coming months. Two of these will come to Finland.