Swissterminal powered by 100% green electricity in Switzerland
Swissterminal AG has set itself the goal of achieving net-zero emissions from its entire operations. An important step towards this goal has already been achieved: the company now operates its terminal sites in Switzerland with 100% renewable electricity.
Swissterminal signed a contract with Renergy GmbH, an independent Swiss electricity broker, to supply its terminal locations in Switzerland with energy 100% generated from Swiss hydropower until at least 2024.
“By purchasing green electricity, we are underpinning our comprehensive sustainability strategy and preparing ourselves for the rise in energy prices and CO2 costs,” said Swissterminal CEO Roman Mayer. “This is a major step towards our goal of reducing our carbon emissions, helping our customers shrink their own environmental footprint and continuing to build a more sustainable logistics market.
Hydropower has a CO2 factor of 0 Kg/GJ, and as a result, this green energy agreements helps Swissterminal to eliminate indirect greenhouse gas emissions from electricity purchases.
Over the last few years, Swissterminal has continued to progress its sustainability strategy by developing solutions to alleviate emissions, while at the same time focusing on business development. For example, the integrated logistics provider prioritises offering customers sustainable transport options, and as a result, has launched several low-emission rail services, including a connection from Switzerland to China that was introduced in April 2020. At the end of November 2020, Swissterminal also rolled out a barge service – the most environmentally friendly form of inland transport – between terminal locations in Switzerland and Europe’s largest seaports, Rotterdam and Antwerp.
“As part of the logistics industry, which has historically made large contributions to greenhouse emissions, it is very important for Swissterminal to demonstrate its commitment to shifting towards a greener future,” explains Mayer. “There is still work to be done, but we hope today’s announcement will inspire further action elsewhere and prove that renewable is doable for logistics.”