Environment

Climate change and its consequences require decisive action, and this on a global scale. Only if every actor in business and society accepts its responsibility will the necessary climate targets be achievable. The magnitude of the challenge, but also the urgency of the situation, are making the the Environment to a central point as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).  In the following, we provide an insight into the various fields in which Röhlig is making a contribution to conserving resources and reducing emissions.

Environmental Management based on ISO 14001: 2015 

ISO 14001 was developed to improve the environmental performance of a company. Introduced in 1996 and continuously adapted and revised since then, it provides standards and guidelines for effective environmental management. It covers the areas of planning, implementation, control and improvement of environmental measures. What environmental goals are set, how are they to be realised and who is responsible for them? These questions are supplemented by continuous control of the measures and constant adaptation and improvement steps. Specifically, this involves ship freight, air freight and related logistics services.

Röhlig Logistics GmbH & Co. KG is certified according to the current ISO 14001:2015 - this confirms that Röhlig has established and actively operates an environmental management system in accordance with the applicable guidelines. Our environmental management system is valid in all countries with Röhlig branches. There are no exceptions to the ISO 14001 standard. You can find the current ISO 14001 certificate here. 

Scope

Röhlig is committed to the continual improvement of our company’s environmental performance. Our management system is committed to comply with ISO 9001, legal and other requirements and is continually monitoring ISO 14001 requirements on a global level.

Our commitment

At Röhlig we are committed to act responsible and protect our environment by promoting sustainability throughout our business activities and decision making processes.

Our commitment to “Green Thinking” within our organization is demonstrated through our commitment to keep ISO 14001 certification and through setting green objectives as well as supporting our environmental programs.

Our Environmental Management System is verified regularly through audits and maintained through regular reviews of our environmental performance, monitoring of the achievement of our targets and objectives as well as control measures.

Additionally, our companies will also focus on other areas at a local level. Information about our environmental program is periodically announced on our website.

Scope Environmental Management System

The Röhlig Management System meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards. The scope of our certificate covers “provide worldwide intercontinental freight forwarding, logistics and associated services”. In detail our products are Sea Freight, Air Freight and other associated logistics services.

It is our aim to be a reliable partner to our customers by creating chains of trust. We embrace our corporate values: truly reliable, forward thinking and eager for more.We set standards and monitor our services to meet our customer’s requirements, workplace health and safety and protection of the environment.

Interested parties and risks & opportunities relevant to our business were identified within the context of our organisation and included in our management system.

ISO 14001 Certification

The Röhlig Group holds a Group certificate for ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.

Our environmental management system is valid in all Röhlig countries. The following sites are included in the ISO 14001 certification:

· Röhlig Logistics

· USA

· France

· Spain

There are no exceptions to the ISO 14001 Standard.

Energy Efficiency at our Facilities

Electricity and other forms of energy consumption, like the burning of fossil fuels for heating purposes, account for the largest part of the global total energy consumption. The consumption of electrical energy and thermal energy pollute the environment depending on the type of energy source. We at Röhlig collect and analyse data on energy consumption and engery efficiency to identify opportunities for improvement and to identify best practices that can be applied across the Röhlig world. 

Water as a natural resource 

Reducing water consumption is an important element of our environmental programme. Therefore, we are actively working on improving our corporate water footprint.

We manage and use our water resources in a targeted manner in compliance with legal requirements, and monitor and report water consumption. 

Waste Management

Responsible waste management is an important component of sustainability at Röhlig. Our primary goal is to avoid generating waste in the first place. Otherwise, the aim is to reuse, recycle or - as a last resort - safely dispose of waste as far as possible. Röhlig follows the directives and regulations of the EU (see for example the Waste Framework Directive of the European Commission).

Environmental management based on ISO 14001 

ISO 14001 was developed to improve the environmental performance of a company. Introduced in 1996 and continuously adapted and revised since then, it provides standards and guidelines for effective environmental management. It covers the areas of planning, implementation, control and improvement of environmental measures. What environmental goals are set, how are they to be realised and who is responsible for them? These questions are supplemented by continuous control of the measures and constant adaptation and improvement steps. Specifically, this involves ship freight, air freight and related logistics services.

Röhlig Logistics GmbH & Co. KG is certified according to the current ISO 14001:2015 - this confirms that Röhlig has established and actively operates an environmental management system in accordance with the applicable guidelines. Our environmental management system is valid in all countries with Röhlig branches. There are no exceptions to the ISO 14001 standard. You can find the current ISO 14001 certificate here