As a leader in transport and logistics, DSV has a responsibility and role to play in helping the industry transition to greener, more environmentally friendly practices.
That’s why we have, as one of the first companies in the logistics industry, committed to the Science Based Targets initiative. This is a joint initiative by the Carbon Disclosure Project, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and World Wildlife Federation that sets rigorous and officially approved targets for reducing global greenhouse gases.
Based on the Science Based Targets initiative, we have set ambitious goals to reduce our emissions by 2030, both in our own operations (scope 1 and 2) and across the value chain (scope 3) from a 2019 base year.
Our ambitious commitment to 2030 science-based targets
By using the Science Based Targets initiative to guide all of our sustainability efforts, we can ensure that our low-carbon transformation is always aligned with the latest climate science and in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to limit the global temperature increase. For this reason, we are currently in the process of updating our science-based targets to better align with our long-term objectives.
Addressing the challenge of scope 3 emissions
98% of our environmental impact is tied directly to our subcontracted freight in the form of scope 3 emissions. To reduce these emissions, we have launched Green Logistics.Ranging from CO2 reporting to strategic supply chain optimisation and sustainable fuel offerings, Green Logistics offers customers throughout the industry an opportunity to introduce greater sustainability in their operations without constraining their business. This is critical if we are to accelerate the green transition and reduce the impact of the transport and logistics industry on climate change.
See the full range of solutions in the Green Logistics programme
Minimising our environmental impact
DSV is committed to reducing the adverse impact of our own operations (scope 1 and 2) on the environment wherever possible. For example, we are working to minimise the direct impact of our buildings and ensure any new facilities live up to the highest standards that include BREEAM, LEED, DGNB and a minimum lifespan of 50 years. Other initiatives adopted by our facilities include waste recycling and group-wide targets for waste reduction.
Find out more about how we work to minimise our environmental footprint in our latest Sustainability Report
Contact Lindsay Zingg, Senior Director, Group Sustainability