Sustainable Leadership and Environmental Aspects (Environmental criteria)

The “European Green Capital” jury justified its decision for the 2011 award as follows: “Hamburg, winner 2011, has shown major achievements in the past years and at present, and has also achieved excellent environmental standards across the board. The city has set very ambitious future plans which promise additional improvements.” An example of “green efficiency” is logistics – a particularly important branch in Hamburg. According to a statement by the World Bank, Germany is the logistics world champion. Transport, transfer and warehousing spring to mind first when we think of logistics. We generally tend to be less aware of another area of modern logistics, the information that precedes the movement of goods. In fact, this information flow is responsible for two thirds of any efficient logistics system. We will be discussing the prospects for efficient logistics that thus conserve resources – “green” logistics in other words.