Sustainability is a social goal that strives for a balance between environmental, social and economic matters. As an owner-managed family business in its third generation, we make our contribution - step by step - in awareness of our responsibility for future generations.

Reporting on Carbon Footprint

For all of our locations planetly by OneTrust compiled an analysis of our carbon footprint identifying relevant scopes and giving possible emission reduction opportunities for near and long term according to the leading industry standards (GHG Protocol). This enables us to track our company emissions and the progresses of the whole Vollers Group – and therefor fulfilling the demands of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive even before it is obligatory.


The company emissions for the year 2021:

In the measurement, emissions are divided into three major areas: The first scope is emissions from “controlled sources”. This includes, for example, our company vehicles or the consumption of our buildings. The second scope is “indirect emissions through the purchase of energy”. Put simply, this includes the purchase of electricity or gas for our offices and warehouses. The third area includes “indirect emissions from the supply chain”. In addition to the actual supply chain, which includes the transport and processing of commodities, this also includes waste generated in the company, business trips or the commute of employees to the workplace.

6050 t

Total Emission in t  CO2e

512 t

Scope 1 Total Emission in t  CO2e

154 t

Scope 2 Total Emission in t  CO2e

5384 t

Scope 3 Total Emission in t  CO2e

Emmissons by Locations in t CO2e

Emmissions by Activity Group

Vollers' sustainable way

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Reduction of travel activities

Instead of traveling we very often use tools for video conferences. If operational procedures allow, we offer our employees the option of working from home in some cases by arrangement - the elimination of travel also contributes to a reduction in travel emissions.

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Environmental initiative

In Bremen we yearly take an active part in the environmental initiative called "Bremen räumt auf/Bremen cleans up", which aims at an engagement for a clean city and an eco-conscious and responsible interaction with the environment.

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Renewable Energy

Every Vollers location obtains power from green energies and therefore contribute to the reduction of CO2-emission. In addition, we are currently investing in solar power systems on the roofs of numerous warehouses.

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Reduction of paper usage

We are constantly pushing ahead with automation towards paperless data exchange via electronic data interchange, f.i. with establishing handhelds for various processes.

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Fuel-efficient fleet

Using the Mercedes Actros with a payload of 24.2-24.5 mt. and with modern technique as well as features like an aerodynamic build of the trucks, anticipatory and adaptive cruise control or tyre pressure monitoring systems, we effectively gain a reduction in consumption of diesel of 3-5%.

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LED lamps

We continuously change to LED lamps in all locations of the Vollers Group.

... and more to come!

In the future, we will take further steps so that we do our part to improve conditions for our environment.

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Electric vehicles

Besides cars with reduced pollutant values Vollers offers their staff electric company cars as well as electric company bikes. Charging stations are provided at the headquaters and will even be installed at the employees’ homes.

Reducing plastic waste

In Bury St Edmunds, our machine pallet wrap helps reduce our customers’ plastic waste thanks to its advanced pre-stretching and reduced film thickness. As from January 1 2023, It is also 100 % recyclable as are the top sheets used to cover the pallets – further reducing the impact on the environment.