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trans-o-flex introduces CO2-neutral shipment services
Easy and transparent environmental protection: Co2de Green helps customers improve their own climate footprint
In 2005, the transoflex management started to develop and persistently implement a comprehensive sustainability strategy. Important milestones in this direction were the company's entry into Global Compact, the United Nations' value platform for a sustainable globalisation, as well as the introduction of an ethical policy and an extensive resource preservation plan with numerous elements: from training seminars for the drivers and the use of geothermia up to the general conversion to electricity from renewable energy sources and the procurement of naturalgaspowered vehicles. Last but not least: since 2007, the company has been regularly setting up a complete CO2 balance that, in compliance with the data collection guidelines and standards of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (international standard for the corporate greenhouse gas accounting and reporting), shows how much greenhouse gas is emitted or produced in which of the company's and its partners' processes. This provides transoflex with a detailed basis in deciding where the company's own climate footprint can still be improved and also made it easier to introduce CO2neutral services.
For the time being, CO2neutral shipment services will only be offered on the basis of external climate protection projects", explains Schmuck. "For two reasons: firstly the transportation will, despite all efforts to reduce the discharge of CO2, continue to cause emissions in the future as well. Secondly, customers might suspect a hidden price increase, if internal CO2 projects are also financed using the surcharges. For the purpose of climate protection, we must do our utmost to avoid giving this impression." Therefore, transoflex has decided to use certified climate protection projects in order to ensure transparent neutralisation processes. To this end, transoflex makes advance payments and purchases from these projects CO2 certificates that are passed on to the customers in the form of Co2de Green stickers. In addition to this, the customers are, upon request, also provided with a detailed overview of how many emissions were generated due to forwarding their shipments and how much of this could be neutralised. Schmuck: "We want to enable our customers to include logistic processes in their own CO2 balance. Thus, they have all the means necessary to decisively improve their own climate footprint."
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