11. Usage of Natural Resources

The company discloses the extent to which natural resources are used for the company’s business activities. Possible options here are materials, the input and output of water, soil, waste, energy, land and biodiversity as well as emissions for the life cycles of products and services.

On our sustainable way, we comply with the statutory environmental rules.

We use the following natural resources in our business activities:

2019:
Also, we generate emissions and waste.

Detailed information on energy consumption, water consumption, CO2 equivalent, and waste is provided in section "Key Performance Indicators (11-12)" and "Key Performance Indicators (13)".

We promote the sustainable thinking and behaviors of our employees and encourage them to behave in an environmentally friendly way. We have recently purchased six vans (nine seaters), which can be used by our commercial drivers to drive home. By combining routes, the number of cars driving the same route can be reduced.

Reducing paper consumption by means of the digitalization is another goal of ours.

12. Resource Management

The company discloses what qualitative and quantitative goals it has set itself with regard to its resource efficiency, in particular its use of renewables, the increase in raw material productivity and the reduction in the usage of ecosystem services, which measures and strategies it is pursuing to this end, how these are or will be achieved, and where it sees there to be risks.

We have identified the major risks associated with our services and their negative impact on the environment by means of a risk analysis. The following risks with our transport services were identified by means of brainstorming interviews and employee surveys (e.g. diesel management):
We aim to minimize the unavoidable negative environmental impact of our transport activities (CO2 emissions, use of natural resources). We strive for a responsible use of natural resources.

To achieve the targets in the field of resource efficiency that aim to contain the above-identified risks, Anhalt Logistics pursues the following measures. We review our goals on the occasion of annual audits and management reviews, and report on the strategic sustainability target achievement. Management is responsible for achieving the strategic sustainability goals.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION

      a. Reduce fuel consumption - diesel management


We want to reduce the diesel consumption of our fleet by 0.10 liters per 100 km from 2019 to 2020.

With our “Diesel management”, we steadily work on reducing our fuel consumption. All tractor units are equipped with tank sensors and the fuel consumption of the entire vehicle fleet can be analyzed via GPS. Our diesel management evaluates the fuel consumption of every tractor unit and compiles monthly reports. In cases of abnormality and increased fuel consumption, the respective driver is accompanied by a driver instructor in the context of BBS rides. From 2018, fleet consumption was reduced from 28.80 l per 100 km to 28.40 l per 100 km. The goal for 2020 is to reduce the average fleet consumption from 28.40 l to 28.30 l per 100 km.

      b. Reduce paper consumption - paperless archive

By a paperless electronic archive, we aim to significantly reduce paper consumption. We already do without paper in the areas of “Intermodal Transport”, “Transport Road Foodstuff”, and “Transport Road Chemical”. Further areas, such as the department of financial accounting are currently in the conversion to “paperless”.

     c. Save electricity - use environmentally-friendly lighting concepts

LED efficiently uses little energy and is 80% more economical in power consumption while still delivering the same brightness as a light bulb. Comparing an LED that is just as bright as a 40-watt light bulb, the LED consumes only 5 watts. In addition to the significantly lower electricity costs, we also save on the purchase of these lights. While a 40-watt bulb has a burn time of 1-2 years, that of an LED exceeds 20 years.

In the workshop and tank cleaning facility in Bargen, a full conversion to LED lamps took place to reduce power consumption. In Duisburg, LED lamps were installed in the course of modernization work on new offices of the planning/scheduling department.

      d. Using renewable energies

With the goal of sustainable energy efficiency already more than 50% of our consumed electricity stems from renewable energies. A service provider, who is committed to reaching the European climate protection goals and advancing the energy transition, supports us in procuring our energy supply contracts.

REDUCE CO2 EMISSIONS

     a. Save on CO2 emissions - promoting intermodal transport

Promoting intermodal transport is one of our main goals, such that we want to increase the number of intermodal transports by 5 % from 2019 to 2020.

Combined transport is a special form of freight transport, where Anhalt tank containers are transported by rail or waterway over longer distances. Trucks are only used for the shortest possible route segments to transport or pick up the loading units to/from a combined transport transshipment and to bring the loading units to the place of unloading. Thereby, we saved 3,480 tons of CO2 emission in 2019. This was confirmed by “Kombiverkehr” as listed below.



The positive development of our intermodal transports is presented in the following diagram – we are keeping up the successful progress and can thus further save CO2 emissions. In the second half of 2018, transport conditions on the Rhine were not available due to low water. Due to thies, transports had to be shifted from inland waterways to rail. The turnover for intermodal transports is therefore particularly high in 2018. Comparing the years 2018 and 2019 with each other, however, it is noticable that we can still maintain our level.



     
b. Save on CO2 emissions - use low-emission EURO 6 tractor units


To reduce the fuel consumption and save on CO2 emissions, Anhalt's goal is to only use low-emission EURO 6 tractor units. This target's achievement is imminent. Only 6% of tractor units are still EURO 5 vehicles. All other tractor units are already EURO 6 vehicles. Currently, the young fleet of tractor units has an average age of only 2.3 years.

Scarce port- and logistics areas are used as efficiently as possible. Our site management accompanies this process.

Key Performance Indicators to criteria 11 to 12

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-301-1: Materials used
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total weight or volume of materials that are used to produce and package the organization’s primary products and services during the reporting period, by:
i. non-renewable materials used;
ii. renewable materials used.

a. Anhalt Logistics provides transport services and does not produce any goods such that there is no packaging process involved in the company's operation. No data can be collected in this regard.

i. Paper, cardboard, and paperboard are collected and picked up in 1,100-liter containers on a weekly basis in Duisburg and when needed in Bargen. Quantities are not recorded.

ii. 11.7 tons of paper and cardboard were brought away for the purpose of reuse in 2019.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-302-1: Energy consumption
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total fuel consumption within the organization from non-renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.

b. Total fuel consumption within the organization from renewable sources, in joules or multiples, and including fuel types used.

c. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity consumption
ii. heating consumption
iii. cooling consumption
iv. steam consumption

d. In joules, watt-hours or multiples, the total:
i. electricity sold
ii. heating sold
iii. cooling sold
iv. steam sold

e. Total energy consumption within the organization, in joules or multiples.

f. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

g. Source of the conversion factors used.

a)

Diesel consumption 2019
In 2019, the diesel consumption of Anhalt’s entire fleet was 8,827,186 liters from non-renewable sources.



Petrol consumption 2019
In 2018, the petrol consumption was 8,644 liters.

b) Not applicable

c) Kilowatt-hour consumption of:

i) Electricity
Bargen: 354,888 kW/h
Duisburg: 212,732 kW/h


We hired a service provider to procure our energy supply contracts. This service provider minds the European climate protection goals and the promotion of the energy transition. Every kilowatt-hour from renewable energy sources protects the environment. A sustainable energy efficiency is our mission. Already more than 50.4% of our power consumption stems from renewable energies.

ii) Gas consumption 2019
Bargen: 61.879 kW/h
Duisburg: 274.167 kW/h

iii) There is no cooling of products on our sites.

iv) Steam consumption is not considered separately.

d)
i), ii), iii), iv)
Electricity, heating energy, cooling energy or steam is not subject to sale.

e) We evaluate the fleet consumption and the total energy consumption within the organisation in liters and kilowatt hours.

f) Not specified; diesel consumption is evaluated in liters.

g) Sources are not available since no conversion factors are used. Please see the example of an evaluation of a tractor unit's diesel consumption.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-302-4: Reduction of energy consumption
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Amount of reductions in energy consumption achieved as a direct result of conservation and efficiency initiatives, in joules or multiples.

b. Types of energy included in the reductions; whether fuel, electricity, heating, cooling, steam, or all.

c. Basis for calculating reductions in energy consumption, such as base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.

d. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

a) We promote intermodal transports and thereby save on fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. The goal is to increase intermodal transports from 2018 to 2019 by 5%.


(customer turnover fpr intermodal transports at Anhalt Logistics GmbH & Co. KG from 2013 onwards)

We were able to save 3,480 tons in CO2 emissions in 2019 (only transport with combined transport).



b) The above-mentioned aim is to save CO2 emissions. We were able to reduce our vehicle fleet's diesel consumption per 100 km from 28.8 liters in 2018 to 28.4 liters in 2019.
Objective: We will reduce the fleet's fuel consumption by another 0.10 liters from 2019 to 2020.

Energy audit

In the period from 28.5.2019 (kick-off meeting) to 2.12.2019 (final meeting) an energy audit according to DIN EN 16247-1 was conducted.

The following measures have already been carried out:

a) Replacement of specular louvre luminaires with a system consumption of about 130 Watt with new energy-saving LED lighting with a system consumption of 35 Watt.

b) The conference and office rooms newly installed at the Bargen headquarters were equipped with energy-efficient LED lighting.

c) In one corridor area, lighting control via a presence detector was introduced.

d) The truck workshop was equipped with a natural gas-powered dark radiant heater.

The energy auditor made the following recommendations:

Increase the share of intermodal transports
- Cooperation with tractor manufacturers to increase the energy efficiency of the vehicles used
- Further expansion of the driver-related evaluation of the transports carried out and the energy efficiency analysis

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-303-3: Water withdrawal
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total water withdrawal from all areas in megaliters, and a breakdown of this total by the following sources, if applicable:
i. Surface water;
ii. Groundwater;
iii. Seawater;
iv. Produced water;
v. Third-party water.

b. Total water withdrawal from all areas with water stress in megaliters, and a breakdown of this total by the following sources, if applicable:
i. Surface water;
ii. Groundwater;
iii. Seawater;
iv. Produced water;
v. Third-party water, and a breakdown of this total by the withdrawal sources listed in i-iv.

c. A breakdown of total water withdrawal from each of the sources listed in Disclosures 303-3-a and 303-3-b in megaliters by the following categories:
i. Freshwater (≤1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids);
ii. Other water (>1,000 mg/L Total Dissolved Solids).

d. Any contextual information necessary to understand how the data have been compiled, such as any standards, methodologies, and assumptions used.

a)
Water consumption 2019
Bargen: 8,477 m³

Through our biological treatment plant in Bargen, we were able to directly discharge 5,599 liters of water. This quantity of water did not have to be discharged into the public sewage system.

Water consumption 2019
Duisburg: 10,196 m³

i) to v)
Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information about these parameters, since they are not applicable in our case.

b) i) to v)
Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information about these parameters, since they are not applicable in our case.

c) and d)
Unfortunately, we cannot provide any information about these parameters, since they are not applicable in our case.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-306-3: Waste generated
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Total weight of waste generated in metric tons, and a breakdown of this total by composition of the waste.

b. Contextual information necessary to understand the data and how the data has been compiled.

a) Hazardous waste

As we trust professionals with the disposal routes, we can only provide information on the disposal quantity, so far as this is known.

b) Non-hazardous waste

Duisburg

Bargen

c) The disposal service provider decides on the disposal method.

13. Climate-Relevant Emissions

The company discloses the GHG emissions in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol or standards based on it and states the goals it has set itself to reduce emissions, as well as its results thus far.

Anhalt Logistics is aware of its responsibility for the climate. As a logistics service provider, we know that a large part of CO2 emissions is generated during transport. In the evaluation of energy KPIs, the diesel consumption plays the biggest role.

By implementing a fuel control system in all our tractor units, we have been able to significantly reduce our average fuel consumption. From 2018 to 2019 we achieved and even further reduce our goal of reducing the fleet's average fuel consumption by 0.10 liters per 100 km per year (see figure). Reducing the fleet consumption by 0.10 liters per 100 km per year remains our goal.

The data from the tank sensors is processed by a sophisticated algorithm, which guarantees a measurement accuracy of 1.5% of the tank scale under normal, usual driving conditions. Eventually, we have full control of the fuel consumption and can respond to abnormalities in consumption by analyzing and optimizing a driver’s driving behavior in close dialogue with the driver and the driver trainer. The diesel management department and the driver are in constant contact with each other.


The CO2 emissions resulting from our fleet’s diesel consumption of 8,826,970,9 liters leads to CO2 emissions of  22,950,122,3 kg at a fleet size of 235 vehicles.

By steadily reducing our fleet’s diesel consumption by minimum 0.10 liters per year, we continue to work on the reduction of CO2 emissions. Since 2017 and with the introduction of the tank sensor system, we were able to significantly lower our fleet's average diesel consumption in liters per 100 km.

In accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, we report in this DNK statement on:  

Scope 1:
Use of fuel oil in heating systems and steam boiler systems of our tank cleaning operations
Use of gas in heating plants and steam boiler plants of our tank cleaning operations
direct emissions from combustion processes of mobile plants
- Diesel consumption of our trucks
- Gasoline consumption of our business cars  
Scope 2
Indirect emissions from purchased electricity
Here, a complete switch to green electricity has already taken place at the time of reporting and thus there will be no more GHG emissions for purchased electricity from spring 2020.

Key Performance Indicators to criteria 13

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-1: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3 or all.

c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.

g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

a) Total CO2 emissions in 2019 were 23,637,299 metric tons.
b) All gases were included in the calculation.
c) Biogenic CO2 emissions were not caused.
d) The reporting year is 2019. (i), (ii), (iii) the base year is the reporting year 2019.
e) Sources: Federal Environment Agency, CO2 calculator
f), g) We used the calculator from the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) to calculate CO2 emissions.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-2: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross location-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. If applicable, gross market-based energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

c. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

d. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

e. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

f. Consolidation approach for emissions; whether equity share, financial control, or operational control.

g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

In total, 73,223 tons of GHG were generated in 2019 for the entire electricity consumption (Badenova). From 2020, we will be able to reduce GHG emissions in the electricity sector to "zero", as we will only use green electricity with 0 GHG emissions, because we currently purchase a green electricity product mix consisting of renewable energies, promoted under the EEG.

It is not possible to report on further consumption in the scope 2 area, because this only occurs to a negligible extent. No figures are calculated for other indirect GHG emissions (Scope 3). Currently, Pandiemie does not conduct business trips and meetings are held via video conference. Thanks to the digitalization already implemented at Anhalt, many employees can work in their home offices, so commuting has also been reduced. All of this also contributes to GHG savings.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-3: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. Gross other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. If available, the gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

c. Biogenic CO2 emissions in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

d. Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions categories and activities included in the calculation.

e. Base year for the calculation, if applicable, including:
i. the rationale for choosing it;
ii. emissions in the base year;
iii. the context for any significant changes in emissions that triggered recalculations of base year emissions.

f. Source of the emission factors and the global warming potential (GWP) rates used, or a reference to the GWP source.

g. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

Other Indirect energy-related GHG emissions (scope 3) cannot yet be reported. Here, we will seek advice from the auditor during the energy audit on November 1, 2019, on how to correctly identify the indirect energy-related GHG emissions. We will then report on scope 2 and a) to g) in 2020.

Key Performance Indicator GRI SRS-305-5: Reduction of GHG emissions
The reporting organization shall report the following information:

a. GHG emissions reduced as a direct result of reduction initiatives, in metric tons of CO2 equivalent.

b. Gases included in the calculation; whether CO2, CH4, N2O, HFCs, PFCs, SF6, NF3, or all.

c. Base year or baseline, including the rationale for choosing it.

d. Scopes in which reductions took place; whether direct (Scope 1), energy indirect (Scope 2), and/or other indirect (Scope 3).

e. Standards, methodologies, assumptions, and/or calculation tools used.

Anhalt Logistics aims to reduce GHG emissions, as already communicated in advance, only green electricity from renewable sources will be used from 2020. This will result in a GHG saving of over 73 tons. We will report on this in the DNK statement 2020!