HOYER employee in the office, holding a tablet

HOYER Group continues to improve CO2 emissions performance

Transport and logistics company publishes Sustainability Report for 2018

Hamburg, 23 October 2019 – HOYER, a family business operating internationally, takes its responsibility for the future of generations now and tomorrow very seriously. The three pillars of the logistics specialist’s sustainable operations are social responsibility, environmental protection and economic efficiency. HOYER presents its key figures, successes, initiatives and future goals in the 2018 Sustainability Report now published.

As part of the internal corporate target to reduce CO2 emissions by 25 per cent per ton-kilometre, the HOYER Group has achieved a 4 per cent reduction of pollutant emissions compared with 2017. This represents an improvement of more than 20 per cent within scarcely a decade. According to Ortwin Nast, CEO of the HOYER Group: “This puts the HOYER Group well on the way to achieving the environmental targets that we have set.”

The improved environmental performance has been achieved due to several factors, one of which is to move the maximum possible volume of goods by intermodal transport, using the company’s fleet of over 40,000 tank containers. HOYER has constantly expanded its fleet for this purpose. Smart Tanks enable more efficient resource planning, decreasing the number of empty runs, as well as reducing costs. Fitting tanks with sensors provides discrepancy alarms and considerably improves transport security. Investments in vehicles with Euro-6 engines also have a positive effect on the performance. Almost 100 per cent of the trucks in Europe are scheduled to be equipped with this drive technology by 2020. The logistics specialist is also trialling the use of LNG and CNG trucks with significantly lower-emission engines.

The intensification of staff training to prevent accidents, together with correct behaviour in emergencies led to a reduced rate of serious incidents. Training time of drivers was increased to 30 hours per person in 2018, almost doubling from 2017.

HOYER sees great potential in further digitalisation, especially investments in intelligent logistics solutions will be a main focus to steadily increase efficiency and quality, and to further improve customer service and environmental performance. Among other things, the logistics specialist intends to further maximise payloads, reduce empty runs and improve fuel consumption by using lager interrelated volumes of data.


About the HOYER Group:

HOYER, a traditional independent family business, has been one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers since 1946. As a specialist, it has extensive know-how in the provision of complex services, and has special customer proximity. It develops and implements comprehensive solutions in European and worldwide bulk logistics, particularly in the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. For this, about 6,200 employees in more than 115 countries support clients with well-thought-out logistics solutions to make them even more successful in their respective markets. HOYER owns around 2,200 trucks, 2,300 road tankers, 47,400 IBCs, 40,300 tank containers and numerous logistics installations with depots, cleaning plants and workshops.

The Sustainability Report 2018 is available from the publications section.

Press contact:

HOYER GmbH Internationale Fachspedition
Andrea Schwabe
Wendenstrasse 414–424
20537 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 21044 359 – Fax: +49 40 21044 455

www.hoyer-group.com – presse@hoyer-group.com