Change of perspective – to the power of three  

Press Release 09 Jan 2019

Contargo publishes its third Sustainability Report  

Mannheim, 27 February 2019 – The third Sustainability Report of the Contargo Group is now available in English and can be downloaded as of now from the enterprise’s website. The central theme of the present issue of the report is the change of perspective that is necessary in order to gain a complete picture of sustainability. The report has been prepared in accordance with the globally recognised guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI Standards) and contains information on the sustainable activities of the container hinterland logistics network in the business years 2016/2017.

True to the enterprise’s watchword "Sustainability³ ", on a total of 112 pages Contargo considers important issues from an ecological, economic and social perspective and combines these into a complete picture. One new feature is the approach of first giving a basic global view, then "zooming in" on the developments taking place in Contargo’s immediate surroundings. Subsequently in a third step the report describes what is happening directly within the enterprise itself, the initiatives and projects being implemented at individual locations, and the contributions that individual employees can make to more sustainability.

"The special thing about this report is that we take an in-depth view and provide a great deal of background information. In this way we want to make it clear to our employees, customers and partners why sustainability is such a great priority for Contargo", says Sandra Hollweg of Contargo’s Sustainable Solutions department. "This aspect is so important to us that we do quite a lot more than is strictly required."

As well as the usual key figures relevant for the sector, such as CO2 calculations, the third Sustainability Report also contains numerous statements by Contargo employees from a wide range of companies and fields of activity. Contargo was supported in the preparation of the Sustainability Report 2018 not only by its own employees and locations, but also by selected universities.

"We worked with universities on projects addressing various topics. This opened up new perspectives for us and prevented us from just going round in circles“, says Sandra Hollweg, commenting on this approach.

The Contargo Sustainability Report is issued every two years and – for reasons of sustainability – is only available online. You can download the full Report from the Contargo website as a PDF:

About Contargo

With an annual transport volume of 2 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 and Switzerland and maintains offices at seven additional locations in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Contargo also operates its own barge and rail lines. In 2018 the workforce of 1,133 employees achieved a turnover of 534 million Euro.

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Contact at Contargo: Heinrich Kerstgens, Contargo GmbH & Co. KG, Rheinkaistrasse 2, 68159 Mannheim, Tel.: +49 621 17825 276,

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