Green Logistics Diary

Responsibility in environmental protection

Green logistics for VTL is not a fashion trend; it implies responsibility with a high priority in the company. In environmental and resource protection, VTL therefore involves its system partners and launched a working group in 2010.

Since May 2011, VTL, as the first general cargo cooperation of medium-sized transport companies, has had a Network Carbon Footprint (NCF) and in the autumn of the same year also made the CO2 shipment tables for determining emissions of individual shipments available.

This “green journal” provides information on the development of projects and measures at VTL and partner companies:


The “eco cent” is coming

Instead of compensation, VTL has chosen the path of reduction, to further promote green logistics along with its 125 partner depots. Since the beginning of the year, VTL has been paying one cent for each shipment and each partner two cents. As a result, a five-figure sum will be paid into the “eco-savings box” in […]

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Step by step towards greater environmental protection

TÜV Rheinland recertified CO2 footprint of VTL TÜV Rheinland has attested VTL Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH with the correct identification of the Network Carbon Footprint (NCF) for the third time. Following the first certification in 2011 the general cargo system passed this recertification with a partial reduction in CO2 emissions. Fulda, 28 August 2013 – VTL takes […]

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VTL introduces sustainable network

Numerous examples of VTL general cargo co-operation at the Environmental Measures in Transport and Logistics trade conference in Stuttgart on 18 March Against the background of European Standard 16258 the requirements for freight forwarding and logistics companies have become very apparent, in particular with regard to journeys in France. The approximately 100 participants showed avid […]

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NCF greatly reduced

VTL (Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH) has calculated its network carbon footprint (NCF) for a second time and has successfully achieved an overall reduction in its freight operation’s C02 emissions. In May 2011, VTL became the first freight handling system to have a TÜV-certified CO2 network carbon footprint, a NCF, for the calculation of which non-transportation processes, CO2 […]

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VTL‘s CO2 shipment tables are ready to go

Values based on the Network Carbon Footprint of the LCL system, TÜV-certified according to DIN EN ISO 14064:2006 As planned, the LCL system VTL Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH has produced its shipment tables in two versions. The basis for both is the values identified for the VTL Network Carbon Footprint (NCF), which has been TÜV certified in […]

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Benchmarking: results reports for system partners

In relation to the collection of data for area-wide traffic for the Network Carbon Footprint certified in May a benchmarking was also carried out for the VTL system partners that participated in the collection of data. Each of these 37 companies received an individual report with selected structural key data regarding shipments per day, vehicles […]

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VTL invited by SLV Land Transport Group

The Speditions- und Logistikverband Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz e. V. (SLV) had invited Andreas Jäschke to present the green logistics project of VTL in the scope of the members’ meeting of the Land Transport Group on 8 June 2011. In his lecture Jäschke, managing director of the LCL co-operation VTL Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH, clarified the significance of green logistics: […]

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VTL‘s CO2 shipment tables are ready to go

Values based on the Network Carbon Footprint of the LCL system, TÜV-certified according to DIN EN ISO 14064:2006 As planned, the LCL system VTL Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH has produced its shipment tables in two versions. The basis for both is the values identified for the VTL Network Carbon Footprint (NCF), which has been TÜV certified in […]

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TÜV certifies VTL’s Network Carbon Footprint

No greenwashing – but economics, social sustainability and environmental protecting VTL Vernetzte-Transport-Logistik GmbH is the first network of SME transport companies to present its TÜV-certified Network Carbon Footprint, NCF for short, at this year’s transport logistic.The ISO 14064:2006 certificate was handed to Andreas Jäschke, Managing Director of VTL, by Hans-Hermann Üffing, Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland […]

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Benchmarking: results reports for system partners

In relation to the collection of data for area-wide traffic for the Network Carbon Footprint certified in May a benchmarking was also carried out for the VTL system partners that participated in the collection of data. Each of these 37 companies received an individual report with selected structural key data regarding shipments per day, vehicles […]

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