Sustainability plays an important role in any industry. But when you drive a fleet of 450 trucks, the scale of our environmental impact is enormous. That’s why we’re making an effort to reduce our CO2 emissions in various areas. How? We combine our inbound and outbound transport and we build custom trucks that can handle as many different types of cargo as possible. On top of that, we drive with the most optimal loading combinations, reduce our total kilometers and keep our fleet young. For example, we now only drive with Euro 6 engines.
Thanks to our unique loading system, we can charge up to three trucks at the same time.
This reduces the number of trips to customers, which directly reduces our CO2 emissions.
“To continuously focus our attention on sustainability, I joined De Rooy as a Quality & Sustainability manager. Together with the management, I develop and implement plans for more climate-friendly transport.”
Driving on biofuel
In addition to organizational measures, we’re also implementing new forms of fuel. Since 2022 we’ve been driving on HVO100, a biofuel that consists of residual flows of vegetable fats. By using this particular kind of biofuel, we emit about 90 percent less CO2 than we would if we were driving on regular diesel. Our journeys from the Netherlands to Italy are done almost exclusively on HVO100.
Sustainable transportation & a sustainable office
Our continues efforts to be more sustainable expand far beyond the road. In 2022, we completely renovated our office building with environmentally friendly resources. For example, we replaced the heating system with an HVAC system, and all lighting is LED. We can proudly say that because of this, our building now has an A++ energy label. Furthermore, we used sustainable materials such as Accoya wood to decorate our building. When we designed the new building, we kept our employees in mind. We ensured that their well-being was taken into account at every step of the process. As a result, everyone now has a sit-stand desk and we offer a nice canteen facility where people can cook together to create a sense of unity and belonging.