Sustainability has been an important pillar of Havi's corporate strategy for years. By joining the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in May 2019, the logistics specialist has also officially committed itself to further reducing its CO₂ footprint. To achieve this, the company is relying, among other things, on LNG technology, sustainable building technology with a CO₂-neutral refrigeration system, 100 percent green electricity, heat recovery and recycling services.
Havi's sustainability strategy is also evident in classic logistics: the company has entered into a cooperation with the non-profit climate protection organisation myclimate in order to assume responsibility for emissions that arise, for example, from transport journeys and cannot currently be completely avoided.
Havi supports a myclimate carbon offset project in Indonesia, which enables the construction of biogas plants in rural areas. This project improves the living conditions of the local population in many different ways: The farmers and local residents can easily operate the biogas plants with animal dung and thus obtain a clean energy source for their houses. In this way, they save the fossil fuel wood and are no longer exposed to smoke which is a health hazard. In addition, the farmers can use fermentation residues from the biogas plants as high-quality fertiliser for their fields and increase crop yields. With the high-quality myclimate carbon offset project, a total of 11 different UN sustainability goals (SDG's) are addressed.
Thanks to numerous sustainability projects of its own and the additional cooperation with myclimate, Havi can already operate the transport chain for one of its customers in a climate-neutral manner. "With this innovative approach, Havi Logistics shows in an exemplary way how a logistics service provider can implement our motto 'Do the best and compensate the rest!' together with its clients", says Stefan Baumeister, Managing Director of myclimate Germany, happily.