Credit: Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg

On Monday 11 October 2021, Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg hosted the 5th edition of the Lean & Green Awards at the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce.

On this occasion, Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg presented the Lean & Green Awards 2021 in the presence of Luxembourg's Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning, Claude Turmes.

At this year’s Lean & Green Awards, four logistics companies were rewarded for their efforts and achievements regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions generated from transport and logistics activities. The winners were: De Verband, Sales-Lentz, Luxport Group and Transalliance.

Of these four companies, two have decided to join the Lean & Green initiative in Luxembourg in 2021. De Verband, a cooperative active in the agricultural sector, and Sales-Lentz, a major passenger transport company in the field of urban transport and mobility, have set up audited and eligible action plans that provide both companies the framework to reduce their CO2 emissions from transport and logistics activities by at least 20% within the next five years. For their commitment to joining the programme and developing individual action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both companies were awarded the Lean & Green Label.

Moreover, Luxport Group, a logistics and transport company from the port of Mertert, and Transalliance, an international road transport company located in Bettembourg-Dudelange, have managed to demonstrate a 20% reduction of their transport-related CO2 emissions compared to 2015. For these achievements, both companies received the 1st Lean & Green Star in Luxembourg.

The Lean & Green programme is a sustainable logistics initiative which has been offered by Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg, in collaboration with the Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, since 2014. Over the past seven years, Cluster for Logistics Luxembourg has already supported thirteen transport and logistics companies in their sustainability efforts. The Lean & Green initiative aims to encourage companies from the logistics and transportation sector to implement a set of self-defined optimisation measures in order to reduce their CO2 emissions linked to transportation activities by at least 20%.

In 2021, nine of the thirteen participants have already demonstrated tangible achievement of their targets. The following eight companies have received the 1st Lean & Green Star, which means that they have reduced their greenhouse gas emissions by 20%: Arthur Welter Transports, CFL multimodal, LuxairCARGO, lux-Airport, Luxport Group, Offergeld Logistik, Post Luxembourg and Transalliance. In addition, one Luxembourg company, namely Biogros Sàrl, has received the 2nd Lean & Green Star, meaning that it has been able to demonstrate a reduction in CO2 emissions of 30%.