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Our understanding of sustainability: mindful and responsible action

As an internationally operating logistics company, we, at Thermotraffic, are aware of our corporate responsibility. For this reason, we have been committed to ecologically and socially responsible corporate management for many years. We focus on the key ingredients in our business activities: our employees and the environment.

Our aspiration goes beyond business figures and short and medium term business goals: We think long-term and, thus, want to enable future generations to have a liveable future. We consistently align our corporate decisions with this basic principle.

Sustainable management with the ZNU standard

We want to achieve this goal with the holistic sustainability management system of the Center for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU) at the University of Witten/Herdecke. One of our main emphases is to reduce our CO2 emissions as much as possible. However, the certification according to the ZNU standard goes beyond the reduction of emissions. It also includes aspects such as fair competition, human rights, occupational safety, regional commitment, and fair value chains. Its implementation takes place step by step and by means of measurable, continuous measures.

Also in the future: Thermotraffic as a reliable partner

We pursue our sustainability commitment, because we are convinced of it and thereby ensure that we will continue to be a reliable and recognized partner for our stakeholders in the future. At the same time, we expect our business partners to support us in terms of a holistic approach to sustainability so that we can jointly contribute to sustainable change.

Our milestones

Since 2015: Regular consumption control of our truck fleet, which is equipped with assistance systems


Since August 2018: “Jobrad” offer to our employees


2018: Winner of the Lean and Green Award
2020: Winner of the Lean and Green 1st Star


Since 2020: Avoidance and possibly reduction of our paper waste (by sorting our waste, using the document management system “Easy” and digital payroll accounting)

Since 2020: Purchase of renewable energy


Since 2021: certified according to the ZNU standard


Our goals

We have already achieved an important goal together with the Lean and Green initiative. Since 2014, Thermotraffic has been part of the process for a greener Logistics – with success: Between 2014 and 2019, we gradually reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 30%. For effective implementation we were awarded the Lean and Green 1st Star by GS1 Germany for our measures.

>> Our next goal is the climate neutrality of our company by 2030 (Scopes 1+2). In order to achieve it, we pursue a consistent strategy to reduce emissions from our business activities as much as possible or avoid them in the first place. An important sub-goal is in the process of improving the carbon footprint of our trailers. For this we want to reduce the diesel-powered cooling hours of our trailers and we will instead increase the electric cooling hours proportionately by 30% by 2026. However, logistics that are completely emission-free are not yet possible at the moment.
We are therefore also aiming for a continuous increase in our annual compensation for unavoidable emissions from 2026 onwards.

Customer satisfaction is our priority as a service provider. Regular surveys show that we are on the right track.
The evaluations available so far show a high level of customer satisfaction (on average grade 2 on the school grade scale). Our goal is to value
continue to be maintained at this high level.

>> Degree of target achievement: fully achieved.

Social affairs
Our employees are the most important thing for us at Thermotraffic: if they are satisfied, we as a company can continue to develop positively. For this reason, it is particularly important to us that our employees like working for us and feel comfortable - and therefore less often have to change jobs. In order to measure employee satisfaction and to set ourselves a goal, we therefore use the fluctuation rate. Our goal is to to keep the company-related fluctuation rate constantly below 1%.

>> Degree of target achievement: fully achieved.

What has always been important to us

  • Regional purchasing and procurement of services
  • Employee development and further education of our employees
  • Achieving a work-school/education balance