Green logistics is a term that has long been established at Geberit. The top priority: optimising logistics in terms of energy consumption, emissions and packaging.
Wherever production takes place, goods have to be shipped – to other plants or directly to the customer – and this has an impact on the environment because of CO2 emissions. In order to keep this environmental impact as low as possible, transport service providers who work with Geberit are committed to a sustainable corporate policy.
By road, rail and water
In addition to investments in the latest technologies, environmentally friendly combined transport is a good way to reduce the impact of CO2. The different modes of transport – truck, rail and ship – are optimally combined, with rail and ship each taking over the main route. In this way, Geberit was able to save 365 tonnes of CO2 in 2020.
Need an example? From the Italian production plant in Gaeta, trucks containing the ceramic sanitary appliances travel by road to the nearest loading point in Manopello (IT). There, the semi-trailer is loaded onto the train and continues its journey by rail to the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. Then the ferry takes over and transports the trailer to Purfleet (GB). A truck driver continues on from there until the trailer arrives at its destination – the British city of Stoke-on-Trent.
Combined transport makes sense in many respects as it can help protect the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, avoid miles of traffic jams and at the same time reduce the burden on truck drivers and road traffic.