To climate neutrality and beyond! Achieving the Paris 1.5°C objective.

Our Mission Zero is to protect the climate.

To deliver on climate protection–our mission Zero. We stand for climate-friendly logistics. That’s why we use our digitalization strengths to enable our customers’ delivery processes to be smart, transparent, and climate-neutral. We are also embarking on our own journey towards sustainability and climate protection, and as a company, we have set the same goals as the Paris Climate Agreement. The mission: zero long-term impact.

Looking out for future generations.
A vision and a mission.

Simply delivering parcels is not enough anymore: today, logistics has to protect the climate and contribute to a rapid reduction in greenhouse gases. Otherwise, future generations will not stand a chance. At Seven Senders, we are aware of the effects our business has on the climate. We measure the impact, make it transparent, and take responsibility for it. Through our Mission Zero, we will precisely determine how we can step-by-step reduce our ecological footprint down to zero. Beyond reaching climate-neutrality for ourselves, we want our green initiatives to inspire the entire logistics sector to join us in creating a sustainable future. That is our Mission Zero: commitment, aspiration, and a vision for us all.

Our journey to zero.

With the Paris Agreement, the majority of the world’s leaders pledged to limit global warming to 1.5°C, one of the most important goals of our time. We, too, are committed to this target, and the milestones for our Mission Zero derive from this accord. We aim to be climate-neutral from 2020 on our balance sheet, meaning we will offset all the emissions directly produced by our company business since then. To achieve this, we are financing certified climate protection projects that demonstrably save exactly the same amount of CO2 as we internally produced. However, avoiding and reducing greenhouse gases is even better than offsetting them. Therefore, we seek to halve our internal greenhouse gas emissions by 2023 and plan to continue reducing them even further over time.

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Measuring how much greener we are

We cannot avoid, reduce and offset greenhouse emissions without first measuring them. And that is what we are doing. As a data-driven company, we regard being transparent about the carbon output from our internal emissions and those of our products as a fundamental principle of how we do business. . With DEKRA and other service providers, we have found the perfect partners to identify and monitor our emissions. Our reduction goals will be guided by Science Based Targets initiative, so we know that our business model is not just green but greener than before.

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Making delivery and software processes greener

At Seven Senders, we are reducing the environmental impact of delivering our customers’ goods. Wherever possible, we use carriers who have already moved to an electric mobility model. We use smart algorithms to bundle shipments and avoid empty delivery runs. And we increase successful delivery rates by partnering with carriers who offer pick-up points which in turn prevent unnecessary journeys. In addition, retailers can immediately start to ship climate-neutral by using our services. With our 7SGreen product, three cents per parcel go toward offsetting emissions via certified CO2-compensating projects. That’s how green delivery looks.

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Making the workplace greener

We are minimizing our customers’ footprint as well as our own – through our delivery platform and in our workplace. This includes reducing business travel and office workstations through working from home and a clean desk policy. Other steps will follow as part of our upcoming relocation and change of utility providers. Our goal is to operate in such a climate-friendly manner so that by 2024, only a minimal amount of emissions need to be offset by climate protection projects. To ensure an accurate and verifiable process, we are introducing precise measuring instruments at more and more emissions sources in our operation to dispense with approximations and estimates.

2021 January

Mission Zero kick-off by the Seven Senders management with the goal of being as emission-free as possible by 2030 and offering emission-free logistics.

2021 April

launch of 7SGreen – our product for climate-neutral shipping

2021 September

7SGreen calculation process of greenhouse gas emissions is DEKRA certified according to DIN EN 16258

2021 October

calculation of the company’s internal carbon footprint based on the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol

2022 January

Seven Senders becomes climate-neutral for 2020 by offsetting the company’s internal carbon footprint

2022 March

Seven Senders will host their first hybrid event on sustainability

2022 Summer

relocation to a new office that meets sustainability standards

2022 August

product certification for our software (emissions calculation for our digital services such as tracking, notifications, labelling, etc.)

2023 By

50% reduction in the company’s internal greenhouse gas emissions

2024 By

two sustainable carriers in the portfolio of every country of delivery

2027 By

alternative offers with the most emissions-free linehaul transport as possible

2030 By

Seven Senders and all products are as emissions-free as possible

We deliver answers. Mission Zero FAQs

In 2015 in Paris, 196 nations jointly pledged to limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. Industrial, emerging, and developing nations are to act in concert to achieve a climate-neutral global economy by 2050. New, binding targets for reducing carbon emissions are to be set every five years as part of this journey.
A company’s carbon footprint is calculated in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol in three areas or scopes. Scope one includes all direct emissions from the company’s activities, such as the vehicles used by a transport business. Scope two includes indirect emissions, such as an office’s electricity consumption. Scope three covers all other emissions produced along the entire value chain from extracting raw materials, logistics, employee travel and much more. Taken together, scopes one to three produce the carbon footprint.
Climate-neutral means that all the carbon emissions produced by the company are calculated and offset through certified climate protection projects.
As of 2020, we calculate direct and indirect emissions such as employee travel and the heating of our office. To achieve maximum transparency, we are constantly working on installing incorruptible measuring instruments for more and more emissions sources. Since 2021, we have offered 7SGreen, climate-neutral shipping certified by DEKRA in accordance to DIN EN 16258, in which the emissions of our customers' parcel shipments are measured and calculated.
We offset the carbon we have produced by financing certified climate-protection projects that demonstrably reduce carbon emissions. This includes reforestation, forest conservation or setting up renewable energy plants in developing countries. Our selection criteria comply with international CDM standards (Clean Development Mechanism) such as the CER (Certified Emission Reductions), CER Gold, or VER Gold (Verified Emissions Reductions). These standards ensure the projects not only benefit the climate but also promote technology transfer and sustainable development in the project regions. Every project meets four criteria: additionality, no double counting, longevity, and verification by independent third parties.
Science Based Targets are scientifically determined targets for the reduction of carbon emissions that help companies to align their corporate development to the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement. The Science Based Targets initiative is a partnership set up in 2015 between the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), WRI (World Resources Institute), WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature), and UNGC (United Nations Global Compact).
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