Family-run bulk logistics service provider HOYER Group (HOYER) has reassessed its current medium and long-term emissions and safety targets in-line with its focus on ‘consistently’ pursuing its sustainability goals.
With more than 80% of the company’s kilometres travelled during delivery in 2021 undertaken using less carbon dioxide (CO2)-intensive intermodal methods of transport, the company aims to reduce its transport-related CO2 emissions by 10% by 2025.
In addition, HOYER has stated its intent to reduce emissions from non-transport operations to reduce by 27% and transport-related tank-to-wheel CO2 emissions by a further 15.6% to a total 25.6% reduction by 2030.
According to the European Environment Agency, heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for approximately a quarter of CO2 emissions from road transport in the EU. Although fuel efficiency has improved, the increase in demand for freight transport have outpaced efficiency gains.
The agency conducted a study that showed the extent to which the energy efficiency of road freight in particular plays in emissions trends. The study also outlined the importance of road transport in limiting the increases in emissions during periods of growth in demand.
To reach the Europe’s 2050 goal of carbon neutrality, the EU has released new CO2 emissions standards for new heavy duty vehicles. To meet these standards, the average CO2 emissions of the EU fleet of certain types of new HDVs will be reduced by 15% from 2025 onwards and by 30% from 2030 onwards, in line with HOYER’s sustainability targets.
“For HOYER, sustainability aspects play an essential role at all stages of the supply chain,” commented Bjorn Schniederkötter, CEO of the HOYER Group. “With solid improvements over the last ten years, we have already achieved good progress towards our goal of minimising our carbon footprint.”
To achieve its sustainability goals, HOYER has deployed addition trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The company is also conducting trials on the use of HVO biodiesel – a fossil free alternative to conventional diesel that is based on advanced raw materials such as residues and waste.