HOYER publishes third Sustainability Report

Logistics company rigorously reduces CO2 emissions again

Hamburg, 2 September 2015 – The Hamburg logistics specialist HOYER has for the third time presented key figures reporting on the sustainability of the company's operations. In the 2014 Sustainability Report, the company underlines its responsibility to employees and the environment and publicly defines its objectives in those areas. The report makes it clear that economic, ecological and social aspects of sustainability are given equal status at HOYER. The company sees this as a key to long-term success and a secure future. 

The report shows that the logistics company has in 2014 once again succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions per tonne-kilometre – now to its latest and lowest level of 21.11 grams. Within the last five years, pollutant output has therefore been cut by no less than 25 per cent. Furthermore, 95 per cent of HOYER trucks are now powered by low-emission engines in the Euro V and Euro VI classes. Intensive training in terms of energy-saving driving styles is also paying dividends. As a result of the efficient integration of railways and shipping, intermodal transport now accounts for 80 per cent of transports. This percentage continues to increase year on year, thereby making a substantial contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions.

In 2014, HOYER again made considerable investments in the further training of employees. On average each of the company's professional truck drivers received roughly two hours more training than in the previous year. This has also had a positive effect on accident statistics, with the number of more serious incidents reducing to 69, well below the company's target. In 2009 HOYER defined a target to halve so called ‘Main Incidents’ by 2020 and in that way achieve a core objective of social responsibility for all employees and the general public.

As a consequence of these long-term measures, HOYER is also an attractive employer for young people: in 2014, the family company boasted the highest number of employees under the age of 30 in its corporate history.

About the HOYER Group:
HOYER is an independent family enterprise dating back to 1946 which has become one of the world’s leading bulk logistics providers, offering comprehensive transport services and complex logistics solutions to the chemical, food, gas and petroleum industries. More than 5,100 employees in over 80 countries across the globe help its customers to become even more successful in their respective markets, with the aid of bespoke and sophisticated logistics solutions. HOYER operates 34,000 tank containers, 2,500 trucks, 3,000 road tankers, 24,000 IBCs, and numerous logistics facilities, transport depots, tank cleaning stations and specialist tank workshops.

Press contact:

HOYER GmbH Internationale Fachspedition
Ewelina Jankowski
Wendenstraße 414-424
20537 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 21044 - 359 – Fax: +49 40 21044 - 455

The Sustainability Report can be found at: