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Our understanding of sustainability: mindful and responsible action

As an internationally operating logistics company, we, at Thermotraffic, are aware of our corporate responsibility. For this reason, we have been committed to ecologically and socially responsible corporate management for many years. We focus on the key ingredients in our business activities: our employees and the environment.

Our aspiration goes beyond business figures and short and medium term business goals: We think long-term and, thus, want to enable future generations to have a liveable future. We consistently align our corporate decisions with this basic principle.

Sustainable management with the ZNU standard

We want to achieve this goal with the holistic sustainability management system of the Center for Sustainable Corporate Management (ZNU) at the University of Witten/Herdecke. One of our main emphases is to reduce our CO2 emissions as much as possible. However, the certification according to the ZNU standard goes beyond the reduction of emissions. It also includes aspects such as fair competition, human rights, occupational safety, regional commitment, and fair value chains. Its implementation takes place step by step and by means of measurable, continuous measures.

Also in the future: Thermotraffic as a reliable partner

We pursue our sustainability commitment, because we are convinced of it and thereby ensure that we will continue to be a reliable and recognized partner for our stakeholders in the future. At the same time, we expect our business partners to support us in terms of a holistic approach to sustainability so that we can jointly contribute to sustainable change.

Our milestones

Since 2015: Regular consumption control of our truck fleet, which is equipped with assistance systems


Since August 2018: “Jobrad” offer to our employees


2018: Winner of the Lean and Green Award
2020: Winner of the Lean and Green 1st Star


Since 2020: Avoidance and possibly reduction of our paper waste (by sorting our waste, using the document management system “Easy” and digital payroll accounting)

Since 2020: Purchase of renewable energy


Since 2021: certified according to the ZNU standard


Our goals

We have already achieved an important goal together with the Lean and Green initiative. Since 2014, Thermotraffic has been part of the process for a greener Logistics – with success: Between 2014 and 2019, we gradually reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by a total of 30%. For the effective implementation of our measures we were awarded the Lean and Green 1st Star by GS1 Germany.

>> Our next goal is the climate neutrality of our company by 2050 (Scopes 1+2). In order to achieve it, we pursue a consistent strategy to reduce emissions from our business activities as far as possible or to prevent them in the first place.

An important sub-goal is to reduce the amount of purchased electricity from third parties and replace it by renewable energy. Therefore, the proportion of renewable energy sources should be increased to 10% in 2024 and 20% in 2025.

However, at the moment logistics that are completely emission-free are not yet possible.

We are therefore also aiming for a continuous increase in our annual compensation for unavoidable emissions from 2030 onwards.


As a service provider, quality is our top priority. With regular customer satisfaction surveys, we ensure that we are on the right track. The customer satisfaction survey conducted in 2023 once again proved that our customers recognize our efforts. On the school grading scale, we received a score of 1.65. Our aim is to further maintain this high level of customer satisfaction (at least a score of 2.0 on the school grading scale).

Social affairs
Our employees are most important for us at Thermotraffic: if they are satisfied, we as a company can continue to develop positively. For this reason, it is particularly important to us that our employees like working for us and feel comfortable - and thus less likely seek a job change. In order to measure employee satisfaction and to set ourselves a goal, we therefore use the fluctuation rate. Our goal is to keep the value constantly below one percent. This target was already achieved in 2021 (0.79%) and was again slightly reduced in 2022 and 2023. In 2023, it was 0.52 %.

What has always been important to us

  • Regional purchasing and procurement of services
  • Employee development and further education of our employees
  • Achieving a work-school/education balance