In January of this year GEODIS committed to the Science Based Targets Initiative. GEODIS´ global targets are to reduce our scope 1 & 2 CO2 emissions by 42% and to decreasing the carbon intensity of subcontracted transport (scope 3) by 2030 compared to 2022. GEODIS Denmark has just taken the first big step on this reduction journey and switched to 100% renewable energy already from January 2024.

“When we started the process, we were looking for a more low-carbon alternative to what we had before. We chose EWII* and now our electricity is 100% renewable. This means we have reduced our CO2 footprint by almost 40 tons per year. We are very proud to support this very necessary and important initiative and to have taken a significant leap towards reaching our target,” says Kent Husted, Managing Director, GEODIS Denmark.

Under the terms of the EWII certificate, which is valid from 01.01.2024 to 31.12.2025, the energy supplier certifies that GEODIS Denmark purchases its entire electricity consumption as renewable electricity. EWII ensures that 100% of the electricity consumption comes from sources such as wind turbines, solar panels, hydroelectric power, and biomass.

In line with its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, GEODIS Denmark has also changed all lighting to LED and bought new computer screens, that use a third less electricity than previous screens. In addition, the company offers four charging points for electric vehicles at each of its branches in Kastrup and Vejle, and is planning to expand this later this year.

“As a company and as an employer, GEODIS places social issues at the heart of its concerns. One of our seven Golden Rules that form the basis of our operations, is “Be a good citizen”. This underlines our efforts to focus on developing low-carbon solutions, reducing the impact of our activities on the environment, and continuously improving the health, safety and well-being of our employees. The EWII certificate is an important step on our journey towards developing environmentally friendly solutions for all our stakeholders,” says Thomas Kraus, Regional President & CEO of GEODIS EUROPE

*The EWII Group is located in Denmark and is the Triangle region’s local energy company, comprising commercial companies under the name of EWII. The object of EWII is to engage in activities relating to infrastructure, such as electricity, water, heating, energy and communication, and related commercial services to create value in the Triangle region, which includes the municipalities of Kolding, Vejen, Middelfart, Fredericia and Vejle. More information on EWII here →

Source: geodis