You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel to Make a Contribution

Climate change is still progressing at alarming speed. More and more CO2 in the atmosphere fuels the greenhouse effect and heats up the earth. But every one of us can help slow down this global warming by reducing our personal CO2 footprint.

As a company, we have made it our goal to act in a climate-friendly way so that we may offer our entire fruit and vegetable portfolio as climate neutral. To achieve this, the reduction of CO2 is key. We do not only encourage our partners along the supply chain to make an active contribution to climate protection by implementing reduction measures, but decided to walk the talk and lead by example.

So we asked ourselves, how can we actually save CO2 when we are only sitting in an office? For four years, we had already been calculating the carbon footprint of our sites in Hamburg and Venlo and come to the conclusion that the majority of Port International’s CO2 volume was caused by the daily commute of our employees. To change that, we didn’t have to reinvent the wheel(s). Instead, we got them out of the basement and started a bike challenge, the objective of which was to convince all employees to leave the car at home and switch to bikes or public transportation, thereby heightening everybody’s awareness of a climate-friendly way to work.

In retrospect, we can honestly say that it was worth the effort: The majority of our employees cycled a total of 6,125 km during the month of action while 5,056 km were covered by public transport. Now we all think twice before taking the car, wondering if there isn’t a more climate-friendly alternative.

Let us all ride into a climate neutral future together!

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