Emissions reduction at no extra cost

This is our commitment to more sustainable international shipping solutions

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At Spring GDS, we are deeply committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and pledged to be net-zero by 2040

By finding solutions that take the complications away from our customers.


A journey toward responsible practices

At Spring GDS, we’ve always believed that small steps lead to great strides.

Our journey toward sustainability isn’t all about flashy accolades or grand gestures; it’s about consistent, deliberate actions that align with our core values. The EcoVadis Silver Medal is a testament to this philosophy.

EcoVadis is a globally recognized sustainability assessment platform.

What’s next?

Our eyes and activities are fixed on the next goal: the gold standard.

It’s a promise to ourselves and our planet that we’ll keep pushing forward, innovating responsibly, and leaving a positive footprint.

Spring GDS is dramatically cutting CO2 emissions by using the biofuel HVO100 across Europe

We are committed to the maximum reduction of our carbon footprint and helping you make the final leg of your supply chain more eco-friendly.

We use HVO100 where possible in the tank, and where this is not possible, we will use HVO100 through our new “Out The Tank”-solution. Learn more about our new HVO100 “Out The Tank” solution in the explainer video below.

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Want to find out more about our HVO100 solutions in Europe?

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Introducing the Spring GDS orange pallet box

Spring GDS is always exploring ways to deliver our customer’s goods safely, efficiently and sustainably. The new orange pallet box provides a zero-waste alternative to carton or wood materials in our network.

As deliveries by land and air generate CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, we have a responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and compensate for our activities

CO2 Calculations & emission reporting

At Spring GDS we take the responsibility to master our own CO2 emissions data. We want to be as transparent as we can be, by sharing information with our customers and consumers. We aim to make the best decisions regarding the environment and to lower our environmental footprint. We do that by mastering our own emissions data and getting our data checked by a third party. ​

Spring Europe has its own internal system where every parcel is carefully weighed before being transported, combined with the route information, our data warehousing and the cooperation with our partner EcoTransIT an accurate calculation is made per parcel. This calculation method complies with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, European Norm, GLEC Framework and ISO 14083. 

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Climate protection projects

As deliveries by land and air generate CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, we have a responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and compensate for our activities.

The Gold Standard Certified climate action projects we invest in are proven to reduce atmospheric CO2, promote biodiversity and re-green the environment. Sustainability doesn’t stop at environmental action: we’ve chosen projects that protect indigenous farmers and support local communities.

Project overview
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The Mut Wind Power Plant in Turkey's Mut District creates an alternative and renewable energy source. By using wind energy the project aims to replace grid electricity, which is constituted of different fuel sources causing greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants. This contributes to cleaner air and conserves water, soil, flora and fauna.

Country: Turkey

Technology: Wind

Standard: Gold Standard

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Our partner JustDiggit dig crescent-shaped pits in the ground that collect rainwater in dry areas in Africa, preventing it from washing away over the arid soil. So far Spring GDS has financed 1063 water bunds in Kenya through our customer survey. This simple environmental action hydrates and re-greens the landscape, increases local biodiversity, absorbs atmospheric CO2 and helps local farming communities.

Find out more about our sustainability actions
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