Dear BPW Employees, Partners, and Friends
The transport and logistics sector is currently facing increasing global challenges such as the Corona pandemic, the war in Ukraine, price explosions, inflation, a weakening economy and uncertain supply chains. Even and especially in these times characterised by diverse challenges, companies and people who take responsibility are in demand. The UN Global Compact, the world’s largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance, which we have supported as a member since 2016, provides the framework for this at BPW.
Our sustainability strategy is based on three main foundations: Employees & Society, Product Responsibility and Environment & Energy. All our actions, measures and activities follow these fields of action. In doing so, we not only have our generation or the generation after us in mind, but also the generation after next. We have been living this philosophy at BPW for almost 125 years. Acting responsibly is an integral part of our corporate culture. Our actions have therefore always been geared towards sustainability – not purely towards profitability.
This is also reflected in our innovative products and solutions, which conserve resources, reduce emissions and enable mobility and environmental protection at the same time. Through the generation and use of renewable energies as well as recycling initiatives, we cultivate a responsible approach to the environment, energy and our resources. All this is only possible with employees who see the big picture and do their best to do what is important and right. We employ around 1,500 of them at our headquarters in Wiehl and thousands of them in the BPW Group all over the world.
With our current sustainability report, we cordially invite you to learn about our ideas, initiatives and progress towards a more sustainable world.
Yours Achim Kotz and Markus Schell
Employees and Community
Environment and Energy
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1 | No Poverty
Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality
2 | Zero Hunger
The food and agriculture sector offers key solutions for development, and is central for hunger and poverty eradication
3 | Good Health and Well-Being
Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development
4 | Quality Education
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to improving people’s lives and sustainable development
5 | Gender Equality
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world
6 | Clean Water and Sanitation
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in
7 | Affordable and clean Energy
Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity
9 | Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development
10 | Reduced Inequalities
To reduce inequalities, policies should be universal in principle, paying attention to the needs of disadvantaged and marginalized populations
11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities
There needs to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more
12 | Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
13 | Climate Action
Climate change is a global challenge that affects everyone, everywhere
14 | Life below water
Careful management of this essential global resource is a key feature of a sustainable future
15 | Life on Land
Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
16 | Peace, Justice and strong Institutions
Access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels