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BÜFFELPOST

Banner THE POWER COMPANY

SUSTAINABILITY

INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR CO2 REDUCTION

 

In the course of their activities Banner’s purchasing and logistics departments have a significant influence upon the company’s CO2 balance. Therefore, environmental aspects and the careful use of resources constitute a major aspect of all decisions in these areas.

How can we reduce the volume of CO2-intensive transports? Where is potential available for a transfer from the roads to rail? These and other questions are the object of constant evaluation by our experts in discussions with logistics partners and one example of the results is the use of so-called combined transports in the import field.

 

COMBINED TRANSPORTS CUT TRAFFIC LEVELS

Combined transports mean that trucks are still used for the initial kilometres from the supplier to the nearest station, but then the semi-trailers are placed on trains. Consequently, the bulk of the journey takes place by rail and trucks are only employed for the final stretch from the rail terminal to Banner. This methodology makes a major contribution to reducing both road traffic and the CO2 emissions caused by our forwarding activities. In fact, Banner is making every effort to increase the share of low-emission systems in its transport requirements.

 

 

LARGER PRODUCTION CAPACITIES, SHORTER TRANSPORT ROUTES 

One advantage that Banner enjoys is that its plastics plant, which is part of the company group, is located only roughly ten kilometres away from the battery works. Therefore, every delivery that it dispatches represents a sizeable contribution to minimising the CO2 emissions emanating from transportation.