29 April 2020
bremenports new Sustainability Report now available online
bremenports new Sustainabilty Report now available online
bremenports is the first German port management company to publish an online version of its Sustainability Report in addition to the hard copy edition. The Sustainability Report is certified by TÜV Nord and presents the company’s numerous activities in the fields of economic performance, environment, society and labour practices for the years 2017/2018. For the first time, this latest edition also includes the “Sustainable Development Goals” specified by the United Nations. The new Sustainability Report – the sixth to be published by bremenports – abides strictly by the international standards of the Global Reporting Initiative.
Some highlights from the comprehensive report:
- The ports of Bremen have significantly improved their carbon footprint in recent years. Compared with 2011, when emissions amounted to more than 7000 tons of CO2, the company has succeeded in reducing emissions by 70 per cent.
- In 2018, rail hinterland traffic again achieved very good figures both in terms of the modal split as well as in absolute volumes. Over the last 10 years, the share of rail in hinterland traffic has risen from 41.3% to 46.4%, an increase of 5%, while the share of road traffic decreased from 56.0% to 50.5%.
- The share of ships with an ESI Score calling at the ports, i.e. vessels which are more environmentally friendly than demanded by law, is now 40 per cent, almost four times higher than on the introduction of the ESI in 2012.
- Electricity from renewable energy sources is available for barges at 21 berths in Bremen.
- bremenports has introduced “Guidelines for sustainable, energy-efficient procurement”, which contain clear specifications for the product groups tea, coffee, working clothes, wood products, office and toilet paper, cleaning agents, natural stone, office equipment, lamps, household appliances, electric motors and pumps.
- The company is making progress with its efforts to convert its fleet: at the beginning of 2020, in addition to conventional vehicles, the bremenports fleet also included seven electric vehicles with different ranges as well as three hybrid vehicles for longer journeys. Four electric bicycles and an electric cargo bike at the building yard can be used instead of a car for short journeys.
- With a corporate culture that focuses on family and health aspects, bremenports provides an excellent basis for achieving the optimum work-life balance and for maintaining and continuously improving staff health. Employees can purchase subsidised Job Tickets for local public transport and are entitled to reduced membership fees for Hansefit and qualitrain gym networks.
- Working hours and different working models are another core topic. Flexitime, part-time options and job sharing enable flexible and family-friendly working hours. Parents can work from home if this is compatible with the company’s interests. The share of employees who left the company of their own accord is very low (less than 2%)
Click here to read the online Sustainability Report.