Sustainability Report

Dear BPW Partners, Employees and Friends,

Achim Kotz

Markus Schell

in the world of transport, nothing remains as it was: digitalisation, lack of drivers, climate regulations and the corona pandemic pose new challenges to all of us. The courage to change and the willigness to make a difference, is therefore more important than ever before. In doing so, we are guided by the values of the Honourable Businessman in order to ensure the long-term success of BPW and to operate in harmony with our environment at the same time. We have a long tradition of living responsibility, which we express through our ongoing membership of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance.

In our current Sustainability Report, which we publish exclusively online since 2019, we show you how we live this corporate responsibility, how we keep it alive and how we continuously develop it. The framework for this is provided by the three main pillars of our sustainability strategy: Employees & Society, Product Responsibility and Environment & Energy. All our actions, measures and activities follow these fields of action.

To protect the climate, for example, we have been using 100 percent green electricity, some of which we produce ourselves, for several years. In 2020, we also switched completely to green gas. With lightweight components and intelligent trailer chassis, we are helping to reduce diesel consumption, tyre and material wear in road freight transport. But our commitment does not end at the factory gates. In addition to the health of our own employees, the health and appreciation of the truck drivers who keep our industry running is also a major concern for us. For this reason, we not only engage as a DocStop location to ensure the medical care of professional truck drivers on the road, but also support the initiatives #LogistikHilft (LogisticsHelp) and the PROFI e.V. (Pro Trucker Image) association.

We cordially invite you to read about our ideas, initiatives and progress for a better world in our current sustainability report.

Your personally liable managing partners

Achim Kotz, Markus Schell

Achim Kotz

Markus Schell


Employees and Community

The people who work at BPW determine the success of the company. So it is a natural course of action that all employees are supported in their challenges and in their individual development – in relation to health, social issues and work. BPW also takes on social responsibility, teaches apprentices democratic values and leads the way for diversity.


Product Responsibility

Transport is more than a way of moving from A to B. BPW sees transport and logistics as one overall system – forming closely interlinked chain reactions and eco systems. BPW employs an integrated innovation strategy to achieve sustainable gains in efficiency – for the climate, the environment, people and nature. It begins with the selection of materials and suppliers and extends through production and ultimately to recycling.


Environment and Energy

BPW was established 120 years ago with hydroelectric power – and continues to set standards in the use of renewable energies today: Since 2017, BPW has been obtaining its electricity exclusively from CO2-neutral sources – including directly from its own solar roofs. By 2020, natural gas purchase is also CO2-neutral. BPW is also making significant progress in terms of energy efficiency – both at the plant and along the supply chain.
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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.

8 | Decent Work and economic Growth

Sustainable economic growth will require societies to create the conditions that allow people to have quality jobs

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

17 | Partnerships for the Goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development