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.


      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.


     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.