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Hoyer outlines new emissions-reduction target

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Hoyer logistics group has outlined new ambitious targets to reduce CO2 emissions by 2025.
In a statement, the Hamburg-based firm said it took its responsibility for the generations of today and the future very seriously.
Social responsibility, environmental protection and sustainable economic management are solid pillars of the entrepreneurial activity of the HOYER Group.
Now, the logistics specialist has again raised the benchmark with ambitious targets in the incident avoidance area and in reducing CO2 emissions by 2025.
“Thinking in generations, keeping an eye on our employees’ welfare and managing the company sustainably and in the long term are self-evident for the HOYER Group,” explained Björn Schniederkötter, chief executive officer of the HOYER Group.
This is also backed up by appropriate investment planning and personnel strategies.
“We will play a leading, forward-looking role in overcoming the current ecological challenges. Our solid financial situation enables us to continue making long-term strategic decisions and investments that support our sustainable vision and the values and business strategies of the HOYER Group.”
More than 98% of the logistics specialist’s truck fleet, which is used mainly in Europe, are equipped with engines in the Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions classes. However, they contribute only a moderate amount to reducing the CO2 footprint.
That is why the company is already testing alternative drive systems, and is in constant dialogue with well-known truck manufacturers to examine new developments.
By the strongest possible focus in intermodal transports and an intelligent arrangement of journeys and equipment, HOYER succeeded in lowering CO2 emissions by 29% between 2010 and the end of 2020. Thus the self-imposed target of a 25% reduction was over-fulfilled. CO2 emissions are to be reduced by a further 10% by 2025.
Mark Binns, group operating board member SHEQ, added: “We want to be pioneers in our sector. The declared aim is the maximum possible reduction of CO2.”
In 2020, HOYER introduced EcoVadis as a sustainability rating to improve the ability to measure and compare all the data.