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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Our strategy for climate-friendly mobility

We pursue a three-pillar strategy to ensure a climate-friendly fleet management strategy:

  • Rightsize: selecting appropriately sized, energy-efficient, low-emissions cars. By introducing our Green Car Policy we have also created incentives for drivers of company cars to select smaller, more efficient cars.
  • Economize: encouraging a fuel-efficient, low-emissions driving style with driver training courses
  • Substitute: piloting and testing alternative mobility concepts.

We plan to keep average CO2 emissions levels of all of the new cars we purchase (company and service vehicles) below 95 g CO2/km by the end of 2020 in Germany.

Alternative engines
We can further reduce our fleet's carbon footprint by purchasing vehicles with alternative engines and fuel systems. For a while now, we have been using a certain number of vehicles powered by natural gas and electricity. In the short and mid-term, we will considerably increase the share of alternative engines in our fleet. In the context of the regular renewal of the fleet, we will work together with the units and use gas or electricity driven cars where the use and circumstances allow it.

Extensive choice of mobility options
We also encourage our commuting employees to actively protect the climate by enabling them to buy discount season tickets for local and regional public transport. We also rely on other modern forms of mobility including our shuttle service, which we have been offering at a variety of locations for ten years, loaner bikes for getting around in the city and rental cars. Our employees benefit from the attractive option of buying bicycles and e-bikes through a salary sacrificing scheme.