Selection of our memberships and cooperations

We use our involvement in associations and initiatives as well as cooperations to enter into dialogue with various stakeholders. The focus here is on further strengthening the relevance of sustainability issues and pushing them forward together.

Here, we focus on our commitment to key corporate responsibility issues. On the one hand, we contribute our know-how and, on the other hand, receive new impetus for our CR management. Hermes is a member of various industry initiatives that also deal with industry-specific CR topics. At present, the key memberships and cooperative agreements comprise:

Membership/CooperationSinceAimWebsite (Language)
Member of the German Association for International Express and Courier Services (BIEK)1993The German parcel and express logistics association represents the interests of the leading companies in the CEP (German)
Founding member of the Hydrogen Society Hamburg1996The registered association aims to establish hydrogen as an environmentally friendly energy source and acts as a mediator between industry, research and politics for the promotion of environmentally-friendly (German)
Participating company in the Saxony-Anhalt Environmental Alliance
(Hermes Fulfilment)
2002Participating companies in the alliance between the state and industry undertake to voluntarily take environmental protection measures that go beyond state requirements. At the same time, the Environmental Alliance is campaigning for deregulation of state requirements vis-à-vis (English)
Member of the Environmental Partnership of the City of Hamburg2003The institution supports Hamburg-based companies in their voluntary environmental protection programmes and serves as a platform for dialogue between business, politics and (English)
Member of the Logistics Initiative Hamburg (LIHH)2006The Hamburg Logistics Initiative is a network for the logistics industry. Since 2016, it has awarded the ‘FairTruck’ seal to companies that promote fair working conditions for professional drivers by adopting the 'FairTruck’ Code. Hermes is both a founding member and partner of the (German)
Signatory of the Diversity Charter2007The Diversity Charter is a corporate initiative to promote diversity in companies and institutions. Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel is the patron and the initiative is supported by Aydan Özoğuz, Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and (English)
Member of the German Logistics Association (BVL)2009The association promotes networking with the public, science and industry and supports (English)
Official cooperation partner of the German Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU)2010NABU represents nature conservation at home and abroad, operates research institutes and environmental education and provides information on important ecological (English)
Member of the partnership for air quality and low-emission mobility2012The air quality partnership supports companies in reducing emissions in mobility while at the same time saving costs. Associated companies are committed to reducing (German)
Cooperation partner in a showcase project on electromobility in Berlin-Brandenburg2013The eMO (Berlin Agency for Electromobility) aims to promote innovations in the field of sustainable, intelligent mobility and acts as a mediator between business, science and (English)
Membership in the Demography Network2013The DDN is a network of 400 companies that deals with the demographic change in the workforce and looks at promoting the learning process between the (German)
Membership in the Association for Disabled Care2014The voluntary work of the association for disabled care promotes work with the disabled of BHH Sozialkontor (German)
Member of Maritime LNG Platform e.V.2014The platform aims to contribute to the reduction of emissions and fine dust in shipping by using liquid natural gas (LNG). The focus lies in representing the interests of the maritime industry vis-à-vis (German)
Member of the Clean Cargo Working Group2015The group is committed to reducing the environmental impact of global freight transport and to responsible (English)
Member (Preferred Business Partner) of the German E-Commerce and Distance-Selling Association (bevh)No detailsThe bevh represents the interests of the distance-selling industry in its dealings with politicians. It informs its members, offers seminars, networking and legal (German)