The development of sustainable, energy-efficient products and services has been firmly anchored in va-Q-tec since its foundation. The logical next step was to achieve climate neutrality for the entire group in 2021.
But not only the products and the company are sustainable: through its close-knit network of TempChain Service Centres (TSC), va-Q-tec also makes a positive contribution to reducing emissions.
The majority of the emissions generated by a container occur during the usage phase of the packaging solution. According to the company’s calculations, more than 90% of the total emissions are attributable to the usage phase, i.e. the transport of the container. For example, for a va-Q-tainer USx+05G with a total service life of 10 years, as much as 98.14% of the total emissions are attributable to the usage phase.
At the same time, it is precisely in this phase that the greatest potential for savings can be found: by reducing transport distances, environmentally harmful emissions can also be reduced. This is possible at va-Q-tec, among other things, thanks to its close-knit network of TempChain Service Centres.
In total, va-Q-tec maintains around 40 such global network stations on six different continents, making it one of the largest international networks of its kind. Due to this worldwide coverage, almost no va-Q-tec customer is more than eight hours away by road from one of the TempChain Service Centres. This significantly reduces the transport distances to the customer, which in turn leads to lower emissions when shipping the boxes and containers. But even when the container is returned, the so-called repositioning, fewer greenhouse gases are then emitted.
The continuous expansion of the TempChain Service Centre network is also planned for the future in order to further optimize these processes and make them even more sustainable.
An overview of all TempChain Service Centers can be found here.