Documenting environmental figures for the Logistics and Rail Business Units • Progress made in reducing CO2 and other pollutants
(Berlin/Essen, September 28, 2012) With current key figures and examples from around the world DB Schenker has documented results in improving the climate protection. For the second time the Transportation and Logistics Division of Deutsche Bahn, has published a brochure on the environment. DB Schenker has set out to become the world leader in terms of the lowest CO2 emissions from global transport performance.
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Rausch, Member of the Management Board of DB Mobility Logistics AG responsible for Transportation and Logistics and Chief Sustainability Officer of the DB Group: “We intend to cut our specific CO2 emissions by 20 percent over 2006 levels by 2020. We have quickly been able to reduce our specific CO2 emissions thanks to optimized capacity utilization, new technologies for vehicles, terminals equipped to be environmentally friendly and training in energy-saving driving techniques.”
The DB Schenker Logistics Business Unit already reduced CO2 emissions by ten percent between 2006 and 2011, DB Schenker Rail by nine percent. Land transport by truck and ocean freight saw an especially sharp drop (approximately 14 percent and approximately 25 percent respectively). DB Schenker also analyzed the pollutants sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and hydrocarbons as well as emissions from stationary facilities.
DB Schenker is setting new standards with its environmentally friendly products and efficient use of natural resources. At the Willebroek logistics center in Belgium DB Schenker uses a natural cooling system. The system uses low outdoor temperatures at night to cool the facility during the day. In Stockholm the company merged four locations into one, cutting electricity and heating costs roughly in half. DB Schenker Rail has used modern shunting locomotives with soot particle filters since 2011. The filters for the 130 new locomotives alone cost roughly ten million euros.
DB Schenker offers its customers climate-friendly transportation and logistics solutions through its Eco Solutions program – from CO2-free rail freight transports and reduced CO2 logistics products to products that let customers neutralize their CO2 emissions by investing in climate protection programs.
The EcoTransitIT World tool makes the energy consumption of and CO2 and pollutant emissions from freight transports transparent for customers.
Customers can not only review any of their current transports on certain routes according to environmental criteria, they can also compare them to alternative routes.
The EcoTransIT World method of checking the carbon footprint of the transportation chain has been named and recognized as a data and methodological source by the French government. Customers can use the tool to calculate their environmental footprint on routes for train, truck, airplane, ocean-going vessel, inland-waterway vessel and combined transport and can have alternative routes proposed for them (www.ecotransit.org).
The latest environment brochure is available at www.dbschenker.com/environmentalBrochure
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SOURCE: Submitted by DB Schenker