per year are saved thanks to the Audi CKD-project on logport II due to our sustainability concepts.
A holistic approach
For duisport, the topic of sustainability is an integral part of all business areas, projects and activities. Often it belongs to the core of these business areas. Thus, multimodal transport concepts or the revitalization of estates with land development are per se sustainable projects. For duisport, sustainability means much more than simply environmental awareness.
The entire outlook on economic, ecological and social aspects is in the foreground. The further development of our own business models on a solid basis for future decades, bonding employees on a long-term-basis through programs such as our health management and creating prerequisites for a balanced work and free time – all this plays an important role at duisport.
In addition to the company’s success, the responsible handling of the environment is in focus for duisport. "Sustainable logistics" is also gaining importance in the market and is strengthening our own competitive position. The duisport Group recognized this early on and firmly embedded corresponding processes and structures within its own business model. duisport especially links sustainability with technical innovation, ecological transport chains and an efficient use of area.
Sustainability begins here with the successful combination of ship and rail. No other modes of transport are able to transport an equal amount of goods so environmentally friendly. The duisport Group is expanding its transportation network consistently and is also promoting the sustainable use of intermodal transport chains. This reduces the total emissions and at the same time lowers the volume of traffic on the highways.
Next to logport I, logport II also is included in the leading projects associated with sustainability. The area was used for decades as a metal works, thus the area contained a high percentage of contaminated sites. With a large-scale land recycling, duisport transformed the property into a multimodal reloading point and at the same time supported the development of the Angerpark. In addition to the new usable logistics area, a green area was made that significantly increases the attractiveness of the district for the citizens.
In addition, there is the CKD logistics center of the Audi AG whose automobile components are transported through duisport by inland water vessels and rail to Antwerp. For Audi it was critical that with the definition of the processes a convincing sustainability concept was followed. Rail and inland water vessels replace up to 13,000 truck trips between the Ruhr region and the Port of Antwerp per year.
The traffic optimization is also an important aspect of the sustainability idea, which was implemented by completing the access road between the chemical park Krefeld-Uerdingen and our container terminal logport III. Through this direct link a large portion of the goods of the companies located in the chemical park can be shifted from road to rail.
The actions identified by the sustainability council were implemented at duisport for the first time in 2013. Since then, the human resource management implemented new standards for the integration of employees. This also includes a mentor system for the development of qualified future management. Up until now, actions for preparation, identification and development of talented employees were developed with the help of a talent management system. Currently the expansion of the talent management will be expanded and a focus will be set on the topic of diversity.
Manager Sustainability Affairs
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