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Press Release 16 Feb 2017

Contargo’s second Sustainability Report now issued in English  

Mannheim, 22 March 2017 – The second Sustainability Report of the Contargo Group, which appeared at the end of December 2016, is now available for downloading in English from the enterprise’s website. In the three chapters Ecology, Economy and Social, the container hinterland logistics network informs readers about sustainable activities in the business years 2014 to 2016, basing its description on the internationally recognised guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI G4).

On 63 pages, and with the participation of many employees and other stakeholders, Contargo clearly and descriptively documents sustainability strategies, and the progress made in anchoring sustainability within the enterprise: “We have expanded our Sustainability Report considerably”, says Kristin Kahl, Sustainable Solutions Manager at Contargo. “This issue includes the key figures of almost all companies in the Group.”

The expanded report is also down to the fact that much has happened over the last few years: “Following the publication of the first Sustainability Report in 2014, Contargo received three awards for its commitment to sustainability”, Kristin Kahl recalls with pleasure. “These awards have spurred a lot of activity in the enterprise, and we have experienced a real sustainability ‘outing’.”

Examples in word and deed

For this reason, as well as the usual key figures the Report includes numerous statements by employees from a wide range of Contargo’s business areas. In this way a varied picture of sustainability at Contargo emerges. From truckers to Managing Directors, and from quayside to marketing department, these describe the measures and projects that are already being carried out, the resource-conserving technologies that are in use, future sustainability plans – and the private engagement of individual employees.

The Contargo Sustainability Report appears every two years and – in the interests of sustainability – is only available in digital form. You can download the complete Report on the Contargo website as a PDF:

About Contargo

With an annual transport volume of 2.3 million TEU, Contargo is one of the largest container logistics networks in Europe. Contargo integrates container transport between the western seaports, the German North Sea ports and the European hinterland. The enterprise has 24 container terminals at its disposal in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2015 the workforce of 868 employees achieved a turnover of 405 million Euro.

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Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 59007 184,

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