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As a leading logistics service provider, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. It’s not about implementing a sustainability strategy: it’s about making our strategy sustainable. Together with our people and our clients, we are pursuing a sustainable future.

A sustainable future

A sustainable future

H.Essers plays a pioneering role in sustainable entrepreneurship. After all, success is more than just numbers. What really matters in the end is caring for our environment, our staff and our clients and doing business with future generations in mind. By making sustainable strategic choices, we can make a real difference and help shape a sustainable society. In doing so, we count on the support of our dedicated employees and partners worldwide. Together we make it transpossible and sustainable.

In 1928, my grandfather, Henri Essers, laid the foundation for what our company is today. The company owned just one truck at the time. Today, the third generation is at the helm and we have become one of the biggest players in the European logistics sector. Yet, one thing remains the same: we are one big family and as a family, we take care of each other, our clients and our environment.

Hilde Essers, President of the H.Essers Board of Directors
Hilde Essers

Sustainability report

The annual H.Essers sustainability report offers objective, transparent insight into the company’s business figures and initiatives. It explains what we stand for, how we plan to shape our future, what our ambitions and challenges are, and the progress we have achieved so far. This edition contains our business figures and initiatives for 2023.

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2023 at a glance

We covered

2.7 bln. tkm
by road, rail and water

We delivered

4800000 tonnes
of goods

We loaded and unloaded

11800000 pallets

We produced

of green energy

Sustainability ambitions

We established our 2020-2025 sustainability strategy through a detailed materiality analysis, focusing on topics’ economic, social, and ecological impacts and their importance to stakeholders. Annually, we review our approach and progress. In 2023, we revised our framework from five policy objectives (SDGs) and 19 material topics to five sustainability ambitions and 14 material topics for clearer focus and communication. This revision involved merging some topics and removing others after reassessment.

Want to learn more?

Our team would be happy to answer any questions you may have about our sustainability report or our efforts.