Climate Positive Future

For a Climate Caring Future

At Beiersdorf, we know that combating climate change is the central challenge of our time. That is why we have placed climate protection at the heart of our CARE BEYOND SKIN Sustainability Agenda.

In order to drive climate protection at all levels within the company, we pursue a holistic approach with the mission: We bring Climate Care to Skin Care. Therefore, we have set ourselves one of the most ambitious goals in our industry: By 2025, we want to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions from Scope 1 + 2 and Scope 3 by 30% compared to 2018. Furthermore, we want to operate climate-neutral production sites without exception by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Our climate target is based on the latest scientific findings and is recognized by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). This target serves as our compass and guides us on our path to a “Climate Caring Future”. 

 

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Beiersdorf’s Reduction Targets

Green Logistics

Modern, efficient freight logistics makes the international distribution of our products possible. Beiersdorf is a responsible company, we choose sustainable logistics solutions to continually and systematically reduce our transport-related emissions. 

  • We constantly optimize how we load our containers for shipping, for example, and work to maximize the utilization of our truck capacities and transport routes. As an example, our truck transport service providers use biofuels to transport our products to the Scandinavian countries, as well as to France and Italy. We are also investigating opportunities to use other alternative sources of fuel, such as electricity or hydrogen. Where possible, we also aim to shift the transport of our goods to rail. This applies in particular to Europe and North America, where our largest markets are located. For the remaining global ocean freight shipments, we purchase mass-balanced biofuels from waste streams via certificates. This has enabled us to achieve 77% of emissions resulting from ocean freight being of biogenic origin. In order to understand and successfully use new transport technologies, we are in exchange with external consultants and scientific experts. One example is our collaboration with EcoTransIT to calculate our transport emissions. We share this knowledge with our logistics service providers worldwide.