One of our most important missions is to reduce greenhouse gas emission. Our goal is to reduce our emissions by 70 percent until 2030 and to help achieve Sweden's goal of becoming climate neutral by 2045.
By 2030, we will have lowered our emission by
Reduction of emission (land transport) since 2006
In this year’s sustainability report, the 24th in line, you can read about our work and progress so far.
Fossil fuels have a major impact on global warming and the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased significantly as our dependence on oil has increased. Efforts to replace fossil fuels is ongoing and investments in renewable fuels such as renewable electricity, biogas, ethanol and HVO are increasing every year, which creates ever better conditions for us to evolve.
Electricity will play a very important role in the transition process. However, electric vehicles are not the only piece of the puzzle. The transition to electricity also requires increased capacity in the power grid, charging infrastructure and greater access to renewable electricity.
Biofuel has, for many years, played a very important role for us in our efforts to reduce carbon emission. Today, about 35 percent of the fuel we use is biodiesel. Biodiesel is either HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) which is produced from pine oil or offal, or RME which is made from the beautiful yellow flower rape.
During the year, several of our hauliers applied for and received financial support to invest in new biogas trucks, including Skänninge Godstransport AB in Mjölby. Here, together with our customer Toyota Material Handling and the municipal company Tekniska verken, we have developed a biogas-based transport solution.
We transport large quantities of goods by rail and has been doing so for a long time, both nationally and internationally. The Skaraborg Eco Shuttle transport gods by rail from Gothenburg to Falköping. Another exciting rail solution is our DB SCHENKEReurasia service, wherein we transport goods from China to Sweden by rail.
Sustainability is now a decisive factor when companies choose logistics services. This means that the demand for efficient train solutions is growing rapidly. In the west of Sweden, we present a successful example.
We want to be a part of and drive the development forward. We want to contribute to sustainable transport, new business opportunities and more efficient operations. That is why we are involved in several different innovation projects
Einride is a Swedish tech company that develop a sustainable transport system using autonomous, electric vehicles. On 15 May 2019, the first Einride-pod started driving on a public road in Jönköping. This was the first commercial installation of its kind in the world.
We were the first to test Volvo Truck's fully electric cargo truck in ordinary operations. The truck has many benefits - reduced emissions and reduced noise in urban areas, as well as an improved working environment for drivers and other employees. Now the project is completed and our carrier TGM continues to lease the truck.
A Qlocx-container is placed on, for example, a construction site and the lock is opened with a temporary digital key. When the shipment is delivered, the recipient receives a text message with information and digital key. The main advantages are efficiency, safety and flexibility.
W3W is a simple and exact method to describe different locations. The system entails dividing the planet’s entire surface into squares measuring 3x3 metres allocated names based on three words. The method simplifies delivery to places with inadequate addressing, such as construction sites or forest roads.
Cooperation is important as it helps us to pick up the pace. That is why we collaborate with our customers, hauliers and suppliers, as well as authorities, academia and other companies in the business world.
Environmental consulting for our customers is one of the three focus areas of our environmental strategy and an especially important part of our transition work. Together with our customers, we are striving to test and develop the sustainable logistics solutions of the future while strengthening our customers’ competitiveness.
Collaborations and partnerships with our suppliers and hauliers are very important aspects of our sustainability work. It is of great importance to us to choose the right partners and regularly evaluate their performance. Most important to us is that we work with committed partners who share our goals.
We are also engaged in several collaborations focusing on creating new sustainable transport solutions: Transportföretagen, KNEG, CLOSER, Fossilfritt Sverige, NTM, CLECAT, NMC, Sveriges Handelskamrar, CCWG and Air Cargo Sweden.
The transport sector accounts for about 22 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. This means that all of us in the transport sector have a great responsibility to act to reduce emissions as well as a great opportunity to make a difference. Here are some tools we use to create more sustainable transports.
Climate compensation is a complement to our climate work. We work hard to reduce our environmental impact, in many ways.
Emission calculations allow you to see the result of the work we do together to reduce emissions. However, it is important to know that emissions calculations are complicated and are based on a large number of assumptions, which means that they do not show an exact truth, but only give us a tendency.
Collaboration with our suppliers is a very important part of our sustainability work. We attach great importance to selecting the right partners and regularly evaluating our suppliers. It is crucial for us to work with committed partners who share our target image. Good cooperation is essential to achieving our sustainability goals.
We will reduce our environmental impact by offering sustainable and effective logistics solutions. We want to take responsibility and use the planet’s resources in a responsible manner.
Transporting goods by rail to and from Gothenburg Harbour and reduce your CO2 emission by 97% compared to road transport for the same transport lane. The last 3 percent is climate compensated to make the solutions 100 percent climate neutral
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