DSV Panalpina announces green goals for 2020 and beyond

By Rachelle Harry

DSV Panalpina has announced that it will set science-based environmental performance targets from 2020, demonstrating its support towards minimising the effects of climate change.

The organisation scheduled an announcement for early next year, which will outline its targets for the future and are aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

The targets will serve as a baseline for the company’s future sustainability efforts, both for the company’s direct and indirect emissions, including subcontracted transports.

“As a global transport and logistics company, we have a global impact,” said chief executive Jens Bjørn Andersen. “With that comes great responsibility.

“By committing to science-based targets, DSV Panalpina will have an ambitious and clear direction for the management of emissions. It’s a statement to say that we intend to lead the way in our industry. Failure is not an option.”

Jesper Petersen, senior director, Group CSR, added: “Once our targets are set and approved, every company and employee of the Group will have to contribute to achieving them. We will have to start working in new ways and think innovatively in our collaboration with our business partners.”

However, the targets are also beneficial to the bottom-line: “We can drive cost effectiveness by reducing energy cost,” said Lindsay Zingg, director or sustainability, Group CSR.

To achieve the targets and DSV Panalpina’s ambitious agenda for the area, a sustainability team with eight  dedicated resources has seen the light of day – bringing together staff from both Panalpina and DSV.

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