As of now, Ecosia – a green search engine – is set as default search engine for approximately 62,000 DB Schenker employees worldwide. This is part of DB Schenker’s goal to become the world’s leading green logistics provider. The Berlin-based start-up Ecosia uses income generated from search ads to plant trees.
Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker, says, “At DB Schenker we are aware of the responsibility we hold to set sustainable standards in logistics and are continuously trialing innovative solutions in environmental protection. The implementation of Ecosia as our default search engine is the latest initiative as we work towards our goal of being the leading green logistics provider across the globe.”
According to Ecosia, an average of 45 searches are needed to generate enough income to plant one new tree. If each DB Schenker employee performs just one search per working day, enough revenue could be earned to plant over 1,300 trees in one day. This could equate to over one million trees in the next three years. By implementing this solution, DB Schenker has the potential to improve the environmental sustainability of the logistics industry as a whole.
DB Schenker aims to be an environmental pioneer within the logistics industry. This year, the company opened their first low-carbon distribution center in Oslo, Norway, and is currently testing the use of electric trucks and vans in six countries. As part of DB Schenker’s ongoing commitment to global climate initiative EV100, the company is continuously trialing alternative drives in order to reduce their carbon footprint.
DB Schenker is the world’s leading global logistics provider, with over 75,800 employees at around 2,000 locations around the world. The group supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management.