Improved utilization of vehicles
"Think more, drive less" - that is our motto. We ensure the optimal utilization of our vehicles with regular transport schedules and the use of double-deck loading. The separation of vehicle and cargo space with the help of a swap body allows more compact loading and at the same time increases transport efficiency due to shorter standing times.
Intelligent IT in service of the environment
Thanks to our IT-optimized route planning, we ensure optimal utilization of our transport fleet, reduce traffic and thereby the CO2 emissions of our transports. To avoid unnecessary routes and travel times, we have developed a number of IT-supported information systems. We are currently able to calculate our CO2 emissions in detail and can take sensible steps to minimize them with our data structure. We promote paperless logistics, particularly with our online application, eLogistics, which provides our customers with comprehensive information on their shipment.
NV-online and intelligent scanners reduce the internal use of paper to a minimum; 90% of our consignment receipts are already digitized via Penkey and placed into the optical archive for retrieval. When the use of paper is unavoidable, we use environmentally friendly cellulose products. Our company brochures, for instance, are printed on FSC-certified paper. The GreenIT Best Practice Award 2010 in the "Energy Efficient Systems" category confirms our commitment. We were one of the first global logistics services providers to have the security of our worldwide IT network certified according to ISO 27001, the internationally recognized standard for information security.
Active minimization of emissions
With state-of-the-art vehicles, DACHSER keeps the emission of CO2 as low as possible from the beginning. We do this independently of federal incentive programs or applicable legal provisions.
Active pallet exchange
Our intelligently organized pallet exchange via an IT-supported credit system contributes significantly to the reduction of CO2 emissions as well. The "reusable packaging" can be used three to five times.
Operation of electronic forklift trucks
We use electronic-powered forklifts to reduce CO2 emissions.
The highest quality standards
In the business division "DACHSER Food Logistics", the reduction of CO2 emissions already occurs for economic reasons. Here, we only utilize vehicles that are suitable for frozen food with a heat insulated structure pursuant to DIN 8959 or ATP-approval. Our temperature sensors are regularly serviced and calibrated pursuant to EN 13468. With these measures, we ensure a closed cold chain throughout the entire transport - and therefore compliance with hygiene regulations. This virtually precludes the spoilage of goods and a repeated transport with the respective CO2 emissions.
Use instead of waste
Avoiding packaging waste is a large component of our environmental initiative, so we only use reusable or recyclable transport packaging in our branches. We also outsource the disposal of unusable IT equipment to certified specialized companies.
We ensure safety
Our dangerous goods warehouses meet all environmental standards, as well as the highest safety standards. In order to minimise the risk to people and the environment, we give priority to transshipments of dangerous substances or substances hazardous to water. For each transport, we ensure the highest quality during loading and securing of the cargo, as well as active road safety. This due diligence applies to all our transports, by the way.
Additional measures for the protection of environment and climate
We optimize the energy balance of our office buildings and logistics centers. All DACHSER branches are already equipped with lighting control systems for the interior hallways and rooms; motion sensors activate flushing of the toilets and water connections in the commercial area. Concurrently, all precipitation water from rain and snow is fed into the groundwater.
Our truck washers use rainwater and utilize water recovery systems. In our transit halls for food logistics, modern interior loading docks with sectional doors that are flush to the ground and inflatable door seals prevent the uncontrolled loss of heat. We use predominantly natural cooling agents in our coolers and promote the replacement of ozone-depleting cooling agents worldwide.