Sustainability Report

Dear BPW Partners, Employees and Friends,

Achim Kotz

Markus Schell

the transport and logistics industry is always in motion – but at the same time it needs stability. It needs reliable vehicles and solutions. And it needs innovations, because it is only with new technologies and fresh ideas that stakeholders in the industry can meet the diverse requirements that they face. We have been confronted with entirely new challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. This global crisis has also shown how important sustainability is on all levels of social and economic life. Sustainability thinks in the long term. As a company, BPW has always embraced this way of thinking. Taking responsibility for employees and customers, for training young people and for nature and the environment is part and parcel of what we do. This is demonstrated, among other things, by our membership of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest and most important initiative for sustainable and responsible corporate governance.

Our latest sustainability report shows how this corporate responsibility manifests itself, what it consists of and how it is constantly developing. Three areas of activity provide the framework: employees and society, product responsibility, and environment and energy.

We are continuously improving the efficiency of our own production and are able to actively save energy, for example through the change of welding processes. We have a consistent green focus for power and now only use eco energy. We develop solutions such as eTransport, our scalable electric drive axle, or ePower, an energy recovery system that enables zero-emission refrigerated transport. These significantly reduce diesel consumption and CO2. Lightweight construction and intelligent trailer running gear also save materials, tyres and fuel – and therefore costs, too. Within all of this, we are always aware that BPW is powered by the people who work for the company. We support them and their health with numerous measures and opportunities. And we never forget the men and women behind the wheel of the trucks. We are involved with campaigns and organisations such as DocStop, #LogistikHilft and the PROFI association (Pro Fahrer-Image e.V.) for their benefit.

We would like to invite you to find out more about our activities and get to know our company a little better in our latest sustainability report.

Your personally liable managing partners

Achim Kotz and Markus Schell

Achim Kotz

Markus Schell


Employees and Community

BPW is powered by the people who work for the company. Their health and well-being take priority. BPW supports all employees with their personal and professional challenges through numerous offerings for healthcare, stress prevention and balancing work and family life. This starts right from the stage of vocational training, where young people learn not only the technical foundations but also about social responsibility and democratic values.


Product Responsibility

BPW develops solutions to advance the transport and logistics industry. The solutions optimise efficiency, safety and reliability and thus enable numerous benefits in protecting the climate, nature and people. From the outset, the company has developed innovations that offer real added value. And it consistently implements its own objectives and values when it comes to sustainability – from production to collaboration with partners.


Environment and Energy

Taking responsibility for future generations is a natural part of the BPW business. That is why the company focuses on protecting the environment and nature in all its activities. For example, BPW has been using power exclusively from carbon-neutral sources since 2017. Efficiency throughout the supply chain is being constantly improved and emissions are being continuously reduced in the company’s fleet. A great amount of energy is saved through state-of-the-art production processes and precious resources such as water are consistently conserved.

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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