Our ambitions and work towards a more sustainable tomorrow
Within MTA we strive to act as a responsible partner with both people and planet in mind. We ship your goods anywhere with economy and sustainability in mind.
The transportation sector accounts for 14% of all energy related C02-emissions globally and has more than doubled since the 70’s. In the EU the transportation sector generates 25% of all transportation C02-emissions.
Without actions and measures, this could increase faster than any other sector. The message is clear from both the EU and many of the member countries – we need to become more efficient and make a shift in technology to enable us to reach the goals of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.
Here are some examples of how we work to improve.
Optimized Container space means more sustainable shipping
As a neutral consolidator, our main priority is to use space and equipment in the best way possible. We aim to lower emissions by optimizing our container loads, and by doing so, contribute to a more sustainable tomorrow.
Optimized container space means higher utilization in our containers, lower emissions, and less environmental impact.
We measure and follow up on how we perform on space optimization, and we have high ambitions to reduce empty mileage as much as possible. Our aim is to achieve 50 cbm per FEU (FEU=2 TEUS) as a minimum standard meaning 80% utilization of the total container space.
We work closely together with our suppliers to develop the services of the future and work for more sustainable and efficient solutions.
An owner with high ambitions
The overall vision for the Greencarrier Group is “Creating a more sustainable tomorrow” and as part of that group that vision also guides us in our business.
Our owner Stefan Björk says: “Sustainability for me is taking long term responsibility for the world around me and the people in it, essentially it is as easy as caring! As a founder and owner of the Greencarrier Group this means that I want us to care for our company and the people who work here, as well as for our customers and partners. As well as for the people around us, the society and the planet. We call this long term commitment and sustainable approach to what we do, the Greencarrier Spirit and it influences the way we do business in all companies of Greencarrier Group.”
You can read more about the Greencarrier Group’s ambitions here.
The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, 193 world leaders in the United Nations agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030. To reach the goals we all have to get involved, and this is our contribution.
As part of the Greencarrier Group’s ambitions within sustainability we have reviewed all 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development and their 169 targets, and evaluated where we can make most impact. We have defined five prioritized goals:
“The partnership with CLOSER means that we get a relevant platform where we can influence the direction and design of the transport and logistics system of the future, together with other players in different sectors. We appreciate the exchange of knowledge, the networking and the concrete projects that CLOSER makes possible.”
Says Åsa Leander, Head of Sustainability, Greencarrier Group.
Collaboration to improve
To make a difference toward a more sustainable logistics sector we need collaboration. Of course with our customers as well as suppliers, but also with other relevant stakeholders.
That is why we engage in external networks that work toward an efficient and more sustainable future for transport and logistics. One of these is CLOSER.
Giving back to people and planet
Each year the Greencarrier Groups sets aside 1% of the profit that goes to Over the years, our employees have passionately turned the money from the Fund into several successful and rewarding projects.