What if...

… we overlook that worldwide logistics is responsible for more than 5.5 percent of carbon dioxide emissions?

The challenge

  • Logistics is a key driver of globalization. As such it also contributes to the ecological footprint.
  • It is estimated that 2,800 megatons of CO2e—or 5.5 percent of the total—are contributed by the logistics and transport sector.


  • Commercially viable decarbonization opportunities that could be enabled by the logistics and transport industry are of the order of 1,400 megatons of CO2e in the medium term.
  • For Evonik logistics, optimization starts with the choice of production location: either close to resources or close to customers.
  • Evonik is currently planning the construction of a new facility in Asia to satisfy local market needs efficiently.
  • Since the production in all Evonik plants is fully back integrated—meaning that the majority of raw materials are produced on-site—logistics is reduced to a minimum. Where on-site production is not possible, close proximity is assured.
  • In addition, the Evonik plants are equipped with heat regeneration, energy saving and emission reduction facilities.

What if...

Challenge accepted.

We have environmentally optimized supply chains.

Our contribution