The family-owned international logistics specialist HOYER Group has announced its involvement in preparing the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM) Sustainability Report for 2021 in China.

Long-standing proponents of ecological sustainability, HOYER’s experts support the development and achievement of the Chinese chemical industry’s ecological objectives.

With The People’s Republic of China looking towards neutrality and carbon reduction of industry, the AICM are committed to ensuring that China achieves its sustainability objectives.

As the representative of the leading international chemical companies in China, the AICM aim to promote sustainable growth in many areas of the Chinese chemical industry, including areas of responsibility within chemicals management, including the industry itself, central and local government, the media, industrial authorities and representatives of chemical parks.

Specific measures to be employed to achieve carbon neutrality in China were set out by the AICM within the report: adapting the energy infrastructure, improving energy efficiency, reducing the intensity of resource and energy consumption, and effective control of the overall consumption of fossil energy.

Committing to all steps of logistics processes when it comes to sustainable action, HOYER Group’s efforts in China are evident. Speaking about HOYER’s dedication to sustainable development, Ricky Zhou, the HOYER Group’s Managing Director, China Domestics, said, “The fact that we are the only logistics company participating in the preparation of the AICM 2021 Sustainable Development Report illustrates the value of HOYER, its commitment and in particular its contribution to the country’s carbon neutrality.”

By investing in truck fleets using engines fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), HOYER were able to reduce its worldwide transport emissions to below 20g of CO2 per tonne-km in 2020.

Mark Binns, Head of Group SHEQ and Sustainable Management, elaborated upon HOYER’s international intentions, saying, “Our global sustainability management of the HOYER Group is made clear by the alignment of the entire company to the United Nations’ “Sustainable Development Goals”, eight aims of which we have defined as guidelines for our own target settings.”

The aims include Climate Action and Economic Growth, No Poverty, Quality Education and an obligation to Responsible Consumption.

With the HOYER Group and AICM members willing to play a supporting role in transforming China’s industry, China itself will also have to ensure it sustains its long-term goals.