Reducing our carbon footprint

A key part of Swedol’s logistics model is to reduce the carbon footprint of our transport systems. To this end, Swedol specifies clear demands on transport suppliers and optimizes logistics flows for both inward and outward deliveries from each respective logistics center.

A big part of Swedol’s environment impact is related to transport, with air and sea freight the source of most emissions. In 2017, the total transport related carbon dioxide emissions were measured as 2,725 tons CO2e (2,472). The increase in absolute figures stems from the acquisition of Grolls in June 2016. Swedol is actively striving to reduce such emissions and to this end, our target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from transport per cost of goods sold, was achieved in 2017, when the actual figure was 1.47 tons CO2e/MSEK (1.74).

With the aim of reducing air freight, a groupwide target was set in 2017. To achieve these targets, Swedol is addressing areas such as improving purchase planning and increasing fill capacity in containers that are shipped by sea, by coordinating product loads from different suppliers.

We have also taken the decision to consolidate all logistics operations in Sweden to Örebro to further improve flows.