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Sustainability at Cargotec

Sustainability is an enormous business prospect for Cargotec

Sustainability is an enormous business prospect for Cargotec. The future growth in our business comes from increasing demands for operational efficiency, the proliferation of lifetime solutions and from increasing cargo volumes.

We serve industries that cover the majority of the world's gross domestic product (GDP). This gives us potential to enable increased welfare globally.

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Offering for eco-efficiency
We can promote global eco-efficiency with our offering, as our customers - producing a large share of global GDP and welfare but also global emissions - can limit their emissions with the use of our products.

We have introduced an offering for eco-efficiency. Products within the portfolio can benefit customers’ operational, emissions or resource efficiency. In environmental industries, our products and solutions can enhance the industry efficiency.

Our strategy guides our sustainability work
Services development and digitalisation are at the core of our strategy. As a global forerunner, we can shape the industry by driving higher sustainability standards and promoting the circular economy.

Digitalisation presents optimisation opportunities, which we believe will be vital in increasing eco-efficiency. In our expanding service business, the new business models have been built according to the principles of the circular economy.

We are making a great effort to be more transparent, and are improving our communication with our stakeholders to increase environmental awareness and management. We proactively contact our partners to discuss the most relevant sustainability topics and during the year, we took part in several sustainable investment conferences.

Annual reporting

The annual report 2019 consists of the Annual review and the Financial review. Together with the annual review, Cargotec also publishes the GRI index for the year 2019. The annual review and the GRI index aim to describe Cargotec's strategy and its realisation in 2019, the company value creation process, as well as portray the significance Cargotec gives to sustainability issues as part of its business.

Cargotec’s sustainability reporting has been prepared in accordance with the GRI standards: Core option, defined by the global reporting initiative GRI. The GRI index has been assured by an independent third party.

Investor indices

We report to several third parties, which award us sustainability ratings that help our stakeholders to evaluate our sustainability performance. At the beginning of 2018, MSCI and Ecovadis both rated us among the most sustainable companies in our industry (class AA and gold respectively).  

We have been disclosing to CDP since 2010 and in 2019, Cargotec achieved a C ranking in the climate programme. Noteworthy is however, that the biggest emission savings supported by Cargotec are achieved when using our products, not by cutting emissions from our own operations, as the environmental impacts of Cargotec’s own operations are small in comparison to the complete value chain. To give an example, around 2.5 mil barrels (1.8 mil tCO2e) of fuel savings were enabled by Cargotec port equipment solutions during past 6 to 10 years, whereas the emission from our own operations are on the level of 51,700 tCO2e annually. Cargotec enables the fuel savings by providing hybrid and electric solutions, which replace diesel-driven solutions. An aspect the CDP does not take into consideration in their ranking process.

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