Sustainability Report 2020

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Inbound & Outbound Logistics

“More than ever before, we have a duty to optimize the sustainability of our logistics. A sustainable supply chain is central to protecting the climate.”

Prentis Blakeney (Greiner Bio-One) Warehouse Operative

An average pair of jeans in Europe travels 60,000 km before being sold. This means that they are transported more than once around the world before they can be sold in a store as a finished product. USD 17.6 trillion worth of goods were bought and sold worldwide in 2020. The pace of globalization is continuing to pick up and further technological advances are being made. This is not without consequence for the environment: greenhouse gas emissions generated by international transport have more than doubled since 1970, with about 80 percent of this rise attributable to transport from the global road network.

Greenhouse gas emissions
Anthropogenic greenhouse gases are produced as a result of the manufacturing and burning of fossil fuels, agricultural activities, deforestation and industrial processes and the municipal disposal of waste and wastewater. The carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gases emitted as a result of these activities change the composition of the atmosphere and are a major driver of climate change.
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