DB Schenker joins IRU in focus on global logistics decarbonisation

Global multimodal logistics operator DB Schenker has joined IRU, the world road transport organisation, as its newest corporate member.

The company aims to collaborate more closely with the wider road transport sector on a range of issues and opportunities, including decarbonisation, digitalisation and the industry’s image and ability to attract and retain workers.

“Joining IRU is important for us to better engage within the road transport sector and beyond. Working with IRU and its members will notably help us continue decarbonising our operations, with our sub-contractors and partners, sharing knowledge and experiences with the wider industry” said Jochen Thewes, DB Schenker CEO.

Jochen Thewes spoke at the recent launch event for IRU’s Green Compact to make global commercial road transport carbon neutral by 2050. 

IRU Secretary General Umberto de Pretto said, “We are very excited to welcome DB Schenker into the IRU family. I look forward to collaborating with them in many areas, in particular on rolling out our Green Compact plan on carbon neutrality for global commercial road transport.” 

DB Schenker joins 15 other multinational firms who have become IRU members in 2021, from China, Europe and the US.

With more than 74,500 employees at over 2,100 locations in more than 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive solutions for logistics and global supply chain management from a single source. In 2022, DB Schenker celebrates its 150th company anniversary.