First impressions

Quotations by companies
participating in the Green Freight Europe Initiative

Siim Kallas, EU Commissioner for Transport and Vice-president of the Commission:
"Working together to share ideas on tackling emissions, new technologies, best practices: this can only be to Europe's common good, helping us collectively to meet our targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050. Initiatives such as Green Freight Europe are an excellent way forward, demonstrating industry's commitment to find a pan-European approach to the global issue of climate change." Read more...

Jan-Derck van Karnebeek, Regional President CEE, HEINEKEN: 
"Our participation in Green Freight Europe marks another milestone in implementing our Brewing a Better Future sustainability program. The platform will provide logistics managers in Europe the information they need to make sustainable decisions that reduce the environmental impact of logistics. We believe this process will be greatly accelerated by combining our knowledge and capabilities with other companies." 

Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL:
"The Green Freight Initiative is outstanding: for the first time companies involved in the freight and logistics industry will establish a standardised system for measuring and evaluating CO2-emissions and -efficiency in Europe. This will enable us to reduce fuel consumption, costs and CO2-emissions and so improve the environmental performance of road freight transport in future."

Paul Looman, Managing Director Forwarding, Wim Bosman: 
"In our ambition to be more CO2-efficient, we very much focus on cooperation and collaboration in the complete supply chain. We want to cooperate with customers and suppliers to improve the CO2-efficiency of our European road network. That is why the Green Freight Europe initiative fits in our CSR policy very well."

Darrell Zavitz, vice
president, Business Services for the Advanced Materials Division and the
Europe, Middle East and Africa area, Dow: 
"As a significant shipper within the chemical transport market, Dow is committed to reduce our energy and environmental footprint in support of GREEN FREIGHT EUROPE. Reducing transport emissions can only be achieved by close collaboration between carrier and shipper, building on industry standards and opportunities that a program like GREEN FREIGHT EUROPE provides. In addition to the industry platform provided via this program, Dow has initiated a similar program focusing on carbon footprint reduction with our strategic carriers."

Hans Jörg Bertschi, CEO of Bertschi: 
"Being one of Dow's strategic carriers in Europe and also a member of the GREEN FREIGHT EUROPE initiative, we are collaborating with Dow on practical concrete
steps to reduce fuel consumption and improve efficiency and sustainability in
the transportation of Dow's products. Going forward it is important that this collaboration can build on harmonized and practical standards supported by the industry."

Klas Ekman, Global Transport Manager, IKEA:
"At IKEA we are passionate about creating a successful business where we act in a responsible way and sustainability is an integrated part of our business. We see that Green Freight Europe can be a very useful tool in helping IKEA achieving our goals of sustainable transportation."