14 DSV Panalpina Corporate Responsibility Report 2020 Environment Environmental management Reducing our fleet emissions A key aspect of our greenhouse gas reduction efforts (scope 1 and 2) is to improve our internal energy efficiency. Greener buildings We adhere to some of the strictest national and international standards when constructing new buildings, including the BREEAM, LEED and DGNB standards, which assess the environmental, social, and economic sustainability performance of buildings. New buildings are constructed with a long lifespan of minimum 50 years, and we aim for 85% of the building materials to be reusable. Several other activities help us increase energy efficiency and lower emissions, including low energy lighting, energy-friendly roofing, smart use of electricity, and efficient water consumption facilities, which have led to a reduction in our water consumption globally. In 2020, we started a new initiative that requires all new buildings to also use renewable energy – either generated on-site or purchased. The optimisation measures we make use of in our building projects can vary from project to project and from country to country. While optimising our approach to buildings, we ensure that the economic performance of our building activities go hand in hand with the environmental performance. We therefore require that the cost of attributes, such as energy efficiency or renewable energy, be returned within 7 years. Waste management With more than 1,300 offices and logistics facilities around the world, from small offices to large warehouses of more than 100,000 m2, waste 2021 In 2021 no car must emit more than 160 grams of CO2/km on average. 2023 By 2023 the limit will be 150 grams of CO2/km. 2028 By 2028, our goal is to have a car fleet powered solely by electricity and/or renewable fuels. management is an important part of our commitment to good environmental management. Besides ensuring processes for recycling and sorting wherever possible, we are always seeking to identify opportunities for improvement. In total, 74% of our building square metres have recycling programmes for paper, cardboard, and plastic, and in 2021, we are launching a recycling project to increase our global efforts. Local entities driving the global strategy Local entities in our divisions ensure that our environmental management initiatives are implemented, and that ownership is taken to drive them forward. For example, in 2020 a sustainability programme was initiated in DSV Solutions, our division related to warehousing, fulfilment, contract logistics and more. Led by local ambassadors, the programme has two tracks: 1) interacting with our customers and suppliers to implement green solutions, and 2) optimising technical solutions in our own offices and warehouses, includ- ing automatic control of heating, cooling and ventilation. The programme also introduces more sustainable equipment in warehouses such as energy-efficient forklifts and alternative environmentally packaging solutions, while more trees will be planted in areas outside of our warehouses. Company car fleet Our company car fleet represents another opportunity to make progress on our environmental goals and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (scope 1). In 2020, we accelerated the most crucial factor in reducing our fleet emissions, phasing electric vehicles into our fleet. In 2021, we are introducing a new requirement that reduces the maximum allowed level of CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel powered cars in our fleet to 160 grams of CO2/km on average. By 2023 the limit will be lowered further to 150 grams of CO2/km. As electric vehicle technology is rapidly developing, we will perform a yearly assessment of the maturity level of available EV technologies and determine the type of green cars that we will introduce. By 2028, our goal is to have a car fleet powered solely by electricity and/or renewable fuels.
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