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Sustainability strategy

Sustainable business practices are an integral part of HHLA’s business model. As one of Europe’s leading logistics companies, HHLA links port with networks to create climate-friendly logistics chains. These links facilitate the environmentally beneficial transportation of significant freight volumes while achieving economic for HHLA as a company. By implementing its Balanced Logistics sustainability strategy, HHLA is highlighting its commitment to reconciling ecological, social and economic responsibility. Group overview, business activities

Responsible corporate governance forms the basis for implementing our areas for action. The sustainability strategy is applied to nine fields of activity. In addition to climate-friendly logistics chains, the main focus is on area optimisation, climate protection and energy efficiency – all reflected in the company’s targets. HHLA wants to halve its absolute CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2040. The base year is 2018.

Compliance, data privacy, respecting human rights, and combating corruption and bribery are seen as the fundamental requirements for sustainable business activities.

“Balanced Logistics” sustainability strategy

Fields of activity



Climate-friendly logistics chains

We create climate- and environmentally friendly logistics chains.

Area optimisation

We use the port and logistics areas as efficiently as possible.

Climate protection and energy efficiency

We reduce our CO2 emissions through energy efficiency and innovation.

Environmental and resource protection

We reduce our environmental impact and conserve natural resources.


Working world

We invest in vocational education and training with tailored staff development programmes.

Health and occupational safety

We ensure safe and fair working conditions and promote health-conscious behaviour.

Social commitment

We engage in dialogue with society to discuss and provide information on topics related to port logistics.


Added value and innovation

We make an ongoing and significant contribution to added value and thus raise prosperity at all locations.

Business partners

We offer tailor-made solutions and work responsibly with our suppliers.


A company can only achieve sustainable success if it behaves in a responsible and legally compliant manner. Compliance, data privacy, respecting human rights, and combating corruption and bribery are seen as the fundamental requirements for sustainable corporate governance.


In maritime logistics, a terminal is a facility where freight transported by various modes of transport is handled.


A port’s catchment area.

Value added

Production value – intermediate inputs (cost of materials, depreciation and amortisation, and other operating expenses); the value added generated is shared between the HHLA Group’s stakeholders, such as employees, shareholders, lenders and the local community.