Your expert for questions
Dr Daniel Haag
Director, PwC Strategy&
Tel.: +49 170 223 8886
Sustainability is hardly uncharted territory for the transport and logistics industry. However, the industry is making only slow progress: CO2 emissions from road freight transport have risen by more than 20 percent since 1995, even though vehicles are more efficient today. And while volume continues to grow unabated, a massive reduction is actually needed to achieve the agreed climate targets.
At the same time, the coronavirus pandemic has illuminated the vulnerability of global value and logistics chains and mobility. The transport and logistics industry is proving essential in two respects: First, it provides climate-, environmentally- and socially-compatible transport solutions that are helping to flatten the climate curve. Secondly, the industry is establishing robust transport chains even as climate and environmental conditions are changing.
"Many companies are too defensive or reactive when it comes to sustainability. This makes sustainability a ticking time bomb for the transport and logistics industry."
The transport and logistics industry is undergoing a transformation. This also presents an opportunity to implement a wide range of sustainable solutions.
Many transport and logistics companies have set sustainability objectives for themselves and offer sustainable products and solutions. But most of them fall far short of their potential. This is due to a variety of reasons.
Many companies are not realising their full potential and are falling by the wayside when it comes to sustainability. We advise our clients in the following areas, which are rife with opportunities:
The foundation of any goal-oriented sustainability strategy is consistent and reliable reporting – including on the factors essential to performance. Learn more
Transport accounts for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU. The transport sector therefore plays an essential role in the climate crisis. At the same time, energy efficiency helps to bring down costs, especially as CO2 prices continue to rise. While some transport companies are aiming at carbon neutrality, trendsetters are already striving to be carbon positive. In addition, an understanding of climate risks forms the basis for resilient transport chains. Learn more
Sustainable supply chains
A comprehensive approach to the value chain – including all suppliers, ecological and social transport aspects, the procurement of vehicles and the establishment of logistics infrastructure – is becoming the norm. Learn more
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Let's work together to transform your company into a champion of sustainability in transport and logistics!
Dr Daniel Haag
Director, PwC Strategy& (Germany) GmbH
Tel: +49 170 223 8886
Transport & Logistics Industry Leader, PwC Germany
Tel: +49 201 438-1107