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.

Under the umbrella of our Climate Care mission, we are taking a holistic approach to driving climate protection forward at all levels in our company: We are striving to continuously reduce our CO2 emissions, switch to renewable energy sources at our production sites and suppliers and redesign our entire product portfolio in a more sustainable and climate-friendly manner.

We have set ourselves one of the most ambitious targets in our industry: to reduce our absolute greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3) by 30% by 2025 compared to 2018. 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”. 

 

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. 

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    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 COemissions 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 the future.