DB Schenker employees search green with Ecosia
As an environmental pioneer, DB Schenker is leading the way in green logistics and is continuously searching for ways to help protect our planet. Ecosia – a Berlin-based start-up – is offering a new way of searching the web by using the money generated from search ads to help fund reforestation projects. As of October 2019, Ecosia is the default search engine at DB Schenker, meaning over 62,000 employees using a computer in their daily work can join the movement to help reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere.
“At DB Schenker we are aware of the responsibility we hold to set sustainable standards in logistics and are continuously trialing innovative solutions in environmental protection.
Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker
Ecosia uses 80% of their income to fund nonprofit organizations focusing on reforestation, in order to benefit the environment, people and local economies.
Ecosia currently supports over 20 reforestation projects in 15 countries around the world, including Brazil, Ghana, Indonesia, Morocco, Senegal, Spain, Tanzania and Uganda.
By working with local partners and focusing on biodiversity hotspots, Ecosia not only removes CO2 from our atmosphere, but also helps protect endangered species, restores destroyed or damaged habitats and provides help where it is needed the most.
As a global organization, DB Schenker recognizes the importance of collaborating with local communities as we work towards our goal of becoming the world’s leading green logistics provider. With many of our employees involved in sustainability initiatives – including tree-planting activities – around the world, we are proud to be taking this important next step in helping to protect our environment.