Sustainability| E-Commerce | Fulfillment | Environmental protection |
The order boom in e-commerce leads to higher CO2 emissions and thus fuels climate change. As an e-commerce fulfillment service provider, we are used to taking responsibility. That's why it's important to us to take measures for more sustainability and to do something about climate change. We have brought ClimatePartner on board to support us on our way to carbon neutrality and to help us make our service portfolio more sustainable.
Every company leaves a carbon footprint. This is calculated together with ClimatePartner according to the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG) standard. Based on the data, measures can then be defined to reduce the company's own emissions.
"In order to avoid green-washing, transparency and traceability are very important to us, because we want to realize CO2 savings in a verifiable way," emphasizes Ute Weickel-Oudot, Sales Manager E-Commerce at PVS EUROPE and member of the company's own Sustainability Team. Despite such reduction measures, it is not possible at the present time for companies to avoid emissions completely. To achieve carbon neutrality, the remaining emissions can therefore be offset by supporting internationally recognized climate protection projects - for example, reforestation, wind or hydropower projects.
At the moment, we are in the emissions calculation phase and are currently determining our CCF, the corporate carbon footprint of our company. All the emissions we cause as a company are included in these calculations. These include energy and heating, for example, but also business travel and office supplies. "Our declared goal is to offset our remaining CO2 emissions in the future in order to achieve carbon neutrality," explains Ute Weickel-Oudot.
"We only use packaging materials that can be recycled in the Dual System. We try to avoid bubble wrap and use ecologically recyclable filling materials instead. We also draw our customers' attention to the climate protection offerings of our shipping service providers by, among other things, participating in the GLS Climate Protect Program and actively offering DHL Go Green Services. In addition to solar panels on roofs and flowering meadows instead of lawns, we reduce electricity consumption at our sites, for example, by using motion-sensor-controlled LED lighting. Furthermore, we do not keep fresh water for the sprinkler systems, but groundwater and rainwater as firefighting water. "The list is not yet complete. Sustainability is a process and we look for further optimization opportunities every day," says Ute Weickel-Oudot.
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