HOYER Group continues to improve CO2 emissions performance

HOYER presents its key figures, successes, initiatives and future goals in the 2018 Sustainability Report now published.

Hoyer Group

A family business operating internationally, HOYER takes its responsibility for the future of generations now and tomorrow very seriously. The three pillars of the logistics specialist’s sustainable operations are social responsibility, environmental protection and economic efficiency.

As part of the internal corporate target to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 per cent per ton-kilometre, the HOYER Group has achieved a 4 per cent reduction of pollutant emissions compared with 2017. This represents an improvement of more than 20 per cent within scarcely a decade. According to Ortwin Nast, CEO of the HOYER Group: “This puts the HOYER Group well on the way to achieving the environmental targets that we have set.”

The improved environmental performance has been achieved due to several factors, one of which is to move the maximum possible volume of goods by intermodal transport, using the company’s fleet of over 40,000 tank containers. HOYER has constantly expanded its fleet for this purpose.

Smart Tanks enable more efficient resource planning, decreasing the number of empty runs, as well as reducing costs. Fitting tanks with sensors provides discrepancy alarms and considerably improves transport security. Investments in vehicles with Euro-6 engines also have a positive effect on the performance. Almost 100 per cent of the trucks in Europe are scheduled to be equipped with this drive technology by 2020. The logistics specialist is also trialling the use of LNG and CNG trucks with significantly lower-emission engines.

The intensification of staff training to prevent accidents, together with correct behaviour in emergencies led to a reduced rate of serious incidents. Training time of drivers was increased to 30 hours per person in 2018, almost doubling from 2017.

HOYER sees great potential in further digitalisation. Investments in intelligent logistics solutions will be a main focus to steadily increase efficiency and quality, and to further improve customer service and environmental performance. Among other things, the logistics specialist intends to further maximise payloads, reduce empty runs and improve fuel consumption by using larger interrelated volumes of data.