Sustainability

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 [1] 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.

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[1] 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.