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.
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.
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.
Den Hartogh is operating a new long-term logistics contract at the Shell Rheinland Refinery in Cologne, Germany, with LNG powered trucks only. The deployment of these cleaner Volvo FH LNG trucks marks the long-standing partnership between Den Hartogh and Shell and their mutual goal to shape a better and more sustainable future.
Moving to Den Hartogh’s tailored intermodal ISO tanks enabled us to increase payload with at least 19%. Now we are able transport our ink flush product both sustainably and cost-effectively.