Samskip considers sustainability to be fundamental to its business. Our commitment is demonstrated by ISO14001:2015 certification; Samskip is one of the very first Dutch companies whose Environmental Management System is recognised under the renewed Quality Assurance scheme.
Our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint  are continuous and focus on three areas:
And, to measure our progress, Samskip uses five key performance indicators. We calculate exactly how much we are: increasing the intermodal component in services in tonne miles; reducing emissions per km; reducing KWh; reducing paper use in kg; and reducing water use in litres.
This is because the Samskip Corporate Sustainability strategy touches all aspects of our activities; our employees even receive ‘sustainable guidelines' to encourage environmental responsibility. Our goal is to benefit society and Samskip as a business, by improving resource efficiency, reducing waste and reducing risks.
 The carbon footprint is a measure of the exclusive total amount of carbon dioxide emissions that is directly and indirectly caused by an activity or is accumulated over the life stages of a product (http://www.censa.org.uk/docs/ISA-UK_Report_07-01_carbon_footprint.pdf); such as: water, pollution, waste, energy, and material use.