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Environmental Sustainability

Den Hartogh further increases the focus on sustainability by introducing environmental sustainability as the fifth pillar of growth, next to safety, employee engagement, customer satisfaction and profitable growth. The main goal of this step is to contribute to a carbon neutral world in 2050 and to increase the speed of transition. The 2025 target is a reduction of 25% of carbon emission on all transport activities of Den Hartogh.

“Our ambition is to reduce 25% of our CO2 footprint in 2025, so we have to move from pilot projects to operational implementation. We see a large number of initiatives, but we really have to embrace change to speed up. For that reason we invest heavily in building the right knowledge to initiate and support this change”, says Joep Aerts, Business Unit Director for Den Hartogh Liquid Logistics.

Promote a circular economy 
At Den Hartogh, we want to minimise our impact on the environment and work as sustainable as possible. We are constantly looking for opportunities that have a positive impact on our emissions. In order to manage our performance in this area, we use an Environmental Management System, which is independently assessed and certified according to ISO 14001. We implement best practices for the efficient use of energy and natural resources, reduction of waste production and, where waste is produced, direction of it into recycling streams. Our goal is to promote a circular economy by designing our equipment with its lifecycle in mind.

Intermodal (Containarised) Logistics
For each activity, we carry out a risk assessment to guarantee optimal safety. All sites that are involved in loading, unloading and other operations, are subject to a preliminary safety survey – conducted by our field supervisors. These surveys include a thorough inspection of loading and unloading facilities and regular spot checks. In addition, drivers report to us if they are asked to perform hazardous operations, or if the working site is unsafe (near miss reporting). Operations are not allowed to proceed until the work is declared safe.