Sustainability report: FIEGE reduces emissions by a further five per cent

Zweiter Nachhaltigkeitsbericht der FIEGE Gruppe

The logistics company FIEGE has published its second sustainability report. The report provides an insight into the developments of the past year while offering detailed information on all sustainability activities of the Greven-based family business.

Transparency for employees, partners and clients: The FIEGE Group has published its sustainability report for the financial year 2023. Following the three key dimensions of its sustainability strategy, the report by the logistics company from Greven details FIEGE’s contributions to the environment and society under its People, Planet and Partners fields of action. Moreover, this second sustainability report by the family business also conveys the progress made since the first issue.

Sandra Achternbusch, Executive Director Corporate Sustainability at FIEGE explains: “In relation to our sustainability goals, 2023 was a defining year for us. By signing the Science Based Targets initiative, we set out our future pathway for the Planet field of action and pledged to reduce our direct and indirect emissions to net zero by 2050. Also, we launched a Leadership compass for the People field to secure a solid and healthy leadership culture here at FIEGE. The Partners field saw our interdisciplinary, diversified team roll out AI-based software for analysing external risks, which is proving to be enormously helpful for us and our clients with a view to the Supply Chain Act.”

As for environmental protection, FIEGE lowered Scope 1 (direct) and Scope 2 (indirect) emissions in 2023, the year under review, by a further five per cent. This is especially due to adopting energy-efficient technology, such as switching to LED lights and installing sustainable thermal pumps. Even within transportation, alternative drive technology assists in further lowering the carbon footprint. For example, the Greven logistics company invested in eight zero-emission electric trucks in addition to relying on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) rather than conventional Diesel.


FIEGE relies on alternative drive technologies such as zero-emission electric trucks and HVO diesel in order to further reduce the carbon footprint within transportation as well. (Photo: FIEGE)

A further important milestone in FIEGE’s second sustainability report refers to significantly stepping up data transparency yet again which, amongst other things, helped to create an overview of all waste produced. For the first time, projections about commutes were calculated, to ensure a better overview of emissions generated by FIEGE employees on their way to work. Achternbusch points out: “While we are making excellent progress, we realise that we cannot rest on the laurels of our current success if we want to achieve our long-term net-zero goal. For this reason, we will intensify our sustainability efforts even further and harness the power of data even more in the future. After all, the meticulous recording and analysing of our data combined with efficient data management – even with the help of artificial intelligence – harbours huge potential to create more transparency, add further value for our clients and make our sustainability strategy even easier to measure.”

Read the full FIEGE sustainability report