Increasing our energy efficiency

Policy objective 5

Our ambition

We use energy sparingly and efficiently and try to systematically reduce our dependence on fossil fuels in favour of green energy. We generate our own green electricity wherever possible.

Our objectives and practical examples

Diesel consumption reduced by 1%

Total diesel consumption (in relation to road km) will be reduced by 1% annually from 2021 onwards.

Investments in alternative energy sources

We aim to keep our energy consumption as low as possible and to obtain the necessary energy through renewable sources: 50,000 solar panels (13,000 mWh), LED lighting (saves 418 tonnes of CO2 emission per year), natural gas (saves 290 tonnes of CO2 emission per year), electricity-powered warehouse rolling stock (22,655 mWh), heat pumps, etc.

ISO 14001 certificate for all our high-Seveso sites

This standard is used to develop an appropriate environmental policy and ensure its implementation. Although ISO 14001 certification is not mandatory, we want to ensure that all of our high Seveso sites, where the greatest environmental risks lie, meet all the requirements of the standard.

Download the H.Essers Sustainability Report 2020