September 18, 2019
Shell and Den Hartogh Logistics have signed a cooperation agreement to offset the CO2 emissions of the Den Hartogh fleet through participation in Shell's CO2 compensation programme. The Den Hartogh fleet consists of more than 620 trucks and nearly 140 company cars in various European countries. Den Hartogh's contribution will be allocated to internationally certified CO2 compensation projects in Peru, Indonesia and Kenya.
The cooperation with Shell fits in well with Den Hartogh's management strategy which is aimed at sustainable growth whilst considering the environmental effects of the work. Den Hartogh focuses on continuous improvement of its business processes and opts for efficient and sustainable solutions where possible. One of the direct goals herein is to minimize the carbon footprint.
The Den Hartogh fleet has modern and efficient trucks with Euro-6 engines and special software, to optimise fuel consumption even further without affecting driving characteristics. In addition, Den Hartogh continuously monitors drivers' driving behavior. Drivers attend periodic trainings to drive as safe and efficiently as possible, save fuel and minimise emissions.
Pieter den Hartogh, Group Managing Director Den Hartogh Logistics: "We are enthusiastic to take the next step and to compensate for our environmental impact by participating in Shell’s CO2 compensation programme. We want to inspire and call upon other companies in our sector to take steps in the field of emissions as well."
Fedde Wielenga, Shell Sales Manager: "We are proud that Den Hartogh is the first major logistics service provider active in the chemical industry to join our initiative. Our goal is to convince as many companies as possible to join the CO2 compensation program and thus combat climate change together."
The CO2 compensation projects that Den Hartogh supports are part of the Shell Nature Based Solutions program and are certified by the VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) and CCB (Climate, Community & Biodiversity) Standard. VCS is the most widely used standard for CO2 compensation projects worldwide. The CCB (Climate, Community & Biodiversity) Standard ensures that, in addition to tackling climate change, projects also support local communities and preserve or improve biodiversity.
Fedde Wielenga, Shell Sales Manager, and Pieter den Hartogh, Group Managing Director Den Hartogh Logistics.