Corporate Responsibility
Report – 2013/ 2014
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Effective use of resources, proper waste handling, and energy efficiency of office buildings and terminals support our goals in striving to reduce emissions of CO2 and pollution that have negative impact on the environment.


In today's economy, transport is essential in delivery of logistics services , but is inextricably linked with the pollution of the environment. In order to limit this harmful influence, DB Schenker Logistics for many years has been undertaking initiatives integrating transport policy with green policy. Care of the environment constitutes a part of our social responsibility and is our strategic goal.



We measure the emissions of CO2 and other harmful substances emitted by transport fleet of our carriers.

In accordance with the concern's strategy, we set ourselves a target of reducing CO2 by 20% before the end of 2020.

Table 8. Transport in Poland realized by our carries in 2013-2014
Year Consignments Gross weight (tons) Energy Consumption (kWh) Fuel Consumption (litry) CO2 (ton) HC (kg) NOX (kg) PM (kg) SO2 (kg)
2013 8050068 2739123 368356567 33722141 86670 272858 618721 71667 122
2014 8604585 2965499 489071008 39924143 99036 310642 719768 24884 172
Graph 4. Carbon dioxide emissions of domestic traffic carried out by our carriers in domestics transport

Table 9. International transport carried out by carriers DB Schenker Logistics (import and export) between Polish and other European countries.
Year Consignments Gross weight (tons) Energy Consumption (kWh) Fuel Consumption (litry) CO2 (ton) HC (kg) NOX (kg) PM (kg) SO2 (kg)
2013 913721 1644481 860488281 79077350 204815 325410 998331 215244 103322
2014 1061470 1593489 918041371 74939546 188061 300049 931757 51743 111720
Graph 5.Carbon dioxide emissions in tones in international transport carried by carriers of DB Schenker Logistics (import and export) between Poland and other European countries.

How we reduce our negative impact on the environment.

Our carries introduce into their fleet vehicles that are suit high ecological standards better (euro5, euro6).
The following are also good for environmental protection: improvement in the organization of transports, reducing the number of empty runs, and implementing advanced logistic solutions.

Fuel consumption


We are monitoring the consumption of fuel in quarterly cycles per every active vehicle in three tonnage categories: to 3.5 t of load capacity, between 3.5 and 18 t, and above 18 tons

Analysis of fuel consumption in DB Schenker network (average amount of liters / 100 km) in the quarterly system

Graph 6. average consumption per 1 to 3.5 t:

Graph 7. average consumption per 1 vehicle 3.5 - 18 t:

Graph 8. average consumption per 1 vehicle above 18 t:

Economic and safe driving.


Since 2008 we have been organizing trainings in safe and economic driving for couriers working with us. In 2013 and 2014 we trained 1336 couriers and between the date of launching the trainings program to June 2015 - 4154 couriers. The largest group of couriers who took part in training in economical and safe driving are couriers of tractors with trailers - vehicles over 18t load capacity. In this category, the average fuel consumption dropped from 36.5 l / 100 km in 2009 to 33.5 l / 100 km in the second quarter of 2015. Please see: Fuel consumption.

Due to the significant job rotation, every year we train about 20% of the team, i.e. almost 600 couriers. Training courses are carried out by the professional driving instructors. When using economic driving technique, the majority of couriers achieves between 10 and a dozen or so per cent of fuel saving. The majority (75%) of costs of the conducted trainings in safe and economic driving is covered from the budget of DB Schenker Logistics.

Apart from regular training for couriers
every year we organize The Safe and Economic Driving Championship.