Climate & Environment

Implementing a consistent strategy systematically

Logistics volumes are increasing worldwide. As a logistics company that still uses fossil fuels for the most part, we are facing a major transformation task: to drastically reduce CO2 emissions despite the rapid increase in goods traffic. To this end, we need a clear political commitment to climate protection in order to drive forward innovation and achieve investment security for a turnaround in transport. In addition, a consistent climate protection strategy and efficient implementation of targeted measures are required. This is the only way to achieve our goals. Hermes consistently pursues these goals and we continuously monitor the success and progress of our measures.


As part of the Otto Group’s climate protection strategy, Hermes has committed to cutting CO2 emissions by 50% by 2020, using 2006 as a base.

"The transformation of the Otto Group into a fully digital trading and services group is inseparably linked to the question of how we as a family business can ensure value-oriented corporate management. As managing partners, we are deeply convinced that social and ecological responsibility must not be left in the cloakroom of digitisation and globalisation - on the contrary! Trust among partners, customers and employees can only be achieved if we continue to revive our long-standing focus on values such as respect for people and nature despite fierce competition."

Dr Michael Otto, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Otto Group

Our attitude and approach

Clear climate protection goals for sustainable logistics

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Climate-friendly logistics

On the right path to climate-friendly logistics

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Climate-friendly mobility

Successes also in corporate mobility

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Climate and environmental protection at the sites

Comprehensive climate and environmental protection measures at our sites

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Climate-friendly shipping

Climate-neutral shipping and special offers for our customers

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In 2010 Hermes launched a comprehensive, far-reaching corporate initiative under the name 'Hermes - WE DO!'

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