For a Climate Positive Future

Our engagement in the focus field Climate
Positive Future supports the following SDGs

At Beiersdorf we intend to live up to our responsibility as a global company and make a significant contribution towards limiting global warming. This why we are working intensively and continually on reducing our production and transport-related GHG emissions, on switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, and researching innovative ways of capturing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to use in our product development.

We have set ourselves a clear and ambitious target of reducing both our direct and indirect GHG emissions (scope 1-3) by -30% in absolute terms by 2025. This target is in line with independent scientists’ recommendations for avoiding the disastrous consequences of more than a 1.5°C rise in global temperature by 2100. In addition to this target, we are striving to make our production sites climate-neutral by 2030. Both of these are key milestones in realizing our vision of a “Climate Positive Future”.

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. Since the beginning of 2020 we switched several of our European logistics systems from trucks to intermodal rail transport. This enables us to eliminate around 1,200 tonnes of CO2emissions within just one year – which is the equivalent to the CO2 absorbed by 1,200 trees over 80 years. And we work on increasing the proportion of rail freight in our logistics further over the coming years: By 2025 we plan to convert half of all goods deliveries in our European logistics network to intermodal rail freight. This would correspond to a CO2 saving of approximately 7,500 tonnes per year compared to truck transportation. Alongside this, we are currently investigating the latest CO2-efficient truck technologies for increased use in our European logistics network in future.