Environmental management

acc. to DIN EN ISO 14001, DIN EN 14064 (Network Carbon Footprint) and DIN EN 16258 (CO2 footprint and shipment calculator)

The partner companies have long since demonstrated that environmental protection and operating a forwarding business are no contradiction. From paperless dispatch, consolidated transports, route optimization, avoiding empty trips to using biodiesel and petrol-saving lorries, driver training, power generation with solar collectors, waste separation, and biological water treatment in car washes much more are standard among the partner companies. The environmental certification according to DIN EN ISO 14001 makes the network’s general practice official and transparent for shipping agents.

Moreover, CargoLine has determined the network carbon footprint based on actual values and had it certified according to DIN EN 14064. It serves as the basis for the CO2 shipping calculator, which all partners implemented in November 2012 and which has been validated in compliance with DIN EN 16258.

In addition, we have firmly embedded environmental protection within our values and objectives. In collaboration with Prof Dr. Dirk Lohre of Steinbeis Forwarding and Logistics Advisory Centre, we are therefore one of the first alliances to have developed a CO2 shipment calculator. Our partners have been using this since November 2012.

All CargoLine partners and their sub-contractors used a detailed process to collect the basic data. The result is a greenhouse gas footprint in accordance with DIN EN 14064 using real data which reflects the partners’ geographic and structural differences. thereby, producing a realistic value when calculating emissions per shipment or per customer. We repeat this survey regularly so that we always know exactly which environmental protection measures have succeeded and which ought to be prioritized in the future. Incidentally, a striking feature of our CO2 calculator is that it is one of only a few in the industry to be certified in accordance with DIN EN 16258.

Our environmental protection measures include:

  • driver training courses to cut fuel consumption
  • use of low rolling resistance tires and tire pressure monitoring systems
  • modern fleet, testing of gas/diesel drives
  • combined transport
  • avoidance of empty runs thanks to current route planning software
  • stop-start technology
  • city logistics
  • installation of photovoltaic systems
  • installation of strip lighting in warehouses
  • construction of new energy-neutral forwarding facilities
  • reduction in power, paper, and water consumption
  • truck wash facilities with biological water treatment
  • and much more

Here you can download the certificates:

DIN EN ISO 14001

incl. transports and logistic services

DIN EN 14064

Network carbon footprint

DIN EN 16258

CO2 shipping calculator

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