Our environmental strategy

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.

We focus primarily on our three most significant environmental aspects:

  • Emissions (of greenhouse gases)
  • Energy
  • Waste

Our most important goal is undoubtedly the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The transport industry bears a significant responsibility, and we are working unceasingly to sever the link between growth in the transport sector and greenhouse gas emissions.

DB Schenker’s global climate goal is to reduce relative carbon dioxide emissions by at least 50 percent by 2030 (base year 2006).

DB Schenker’s Swedish climate goal is to reduce relative carbon dioxide emissions from land transport by at least 70 percent by 2030.

Our environmental strategy focuses on three areas:

Environmental consulting
We help our customers in their environmental work and provide information on emissions so that they can track the results of their efforts.

Our operations
We are working to reduce our business’ environmental impact. The work takes place with a focus on our important environmental aspects: emissions, energy and waste.

Supplier control
We require that our suppliers improve their environmental performance and the results of their environmental work.

Our most important journey

Our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have been under way for several decades, but we need to accelerate them if we are to achieve our goal of reducing our emissions by 70% by 2030.

To achieve this goal, we work with three aspects – Improve & Renew, Collaborate & Influence, and Communicate. This is our strategy for realising our goal to become climate neutral.

Our strategy (non-emission)

Technological development is accelerating, and we know that new technologies that do not rely on fossil fuels are the future. It is also very important that we continually improve our transport efficiency. This is why we are striving to improve and renew.

This is what we are doing:

  • We are reducing our climate impact by investing in vehicles, fuels and technologies that do not rely on fossil fuels.
  • We are increasing our transport efficiency by continuing to optimise our transport logistics.
  • We are pursuing innovation projects to find the solutions of the future.

Without collaboration, progress is slower. This is why we are working with our customers, hauliers and suppliers, as well as authorities, academia, civic society and other commercial enterprises.

This is what we are doing:

  • Together with our customers, we are finding new ways to reduce our climate impact, such as through various innovation projects.
  • We are collaborating with key decision-makers and contributing knowledge so that new policy instruments are effective and appropriate. This dialogue enables us to adapt quickly to new rules and regulations.
  • We are collaborating with our hauliers to switch fuel and vehicle technologies as quickly as possible to become fossil-free.
  • We are collaborating with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to exchange knowledge and make progress in common areas.


Knowledge and awareness of the climate challenge are necessary for realising our goal to become climate neutral. Knowledge leads to commitment and the motivation to do more. Knowledge makes us question conventional wisdom and go the extra mile to achieve more.

This is what we are doing:

  • We are training our employees and creating commitment to accelerate our climate work.
  • We are talking about our climate work with our customers, suppliers and partners to raise awareness and boost the motivation to do more.