Clear view on sustainability Transuniverse thanks to Sustainability Report

This autumn, Transuniverse published its first ‘Sustainability Report’. This is the result of a thorough thinking exercise to adjust our strategy and align our business with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) objectives. As a result, we already comply with the European CSRD directive on CO2 reporting. More than that, we can now also give our customers the data they need for their own reporting of their transport.


Transuniverse’s sustainability strategy, developed in collaboration with Sustacon, rests on five pillars.

  • Sustainable solutions for transport, forwarding and logistics
  • Operational excellence
  • Climate Action
  • People at the centre
  • Governance and standards & values


The sustainability report describes the actions Transuniverse is taking to achieve these five pillars. Action on climate gets a little more attention because it also matters to its customers.

Indeed, we now have the tools to measure our own CO2 footprint, but also that of the transports we carry out for our customers. This will help them report their own CO2 footprint and thus comply with the new CSRD directive.


CSRD Directive

The Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) modernises and strengthens the rules regarding social and environmental information that companies must report. Under the CSRD, a large proportion of European companies are required to submit an overview of the CO2 emissions they produce. These are not only the so-called Scope 1 and 2 emissions (those caused in or by the company’s own operations) but also Scope 3 emissions (those in the chain).


A large proportion of our clients belong to the group of companies to which the CSRD applies, especially listed companies and the large corporations and. These are companies that meet at least two of these three characteristics for two consecutive years: 

  • minimum 250 FTEs
  • minimum turnover of € 40 million
  • minimum balance sheet total of € 20 million


When does the CSRD apply?

  • The financial year from 1 January 2024 for large listed companies(reporting in 2025)
  • The financial year from 1 January 2025 for large companies (reporting in 2026)
  • The financial year from 1 January 2026: for listed SMEs (reporting in 2027)


Data on your transport emissions

“Many companies have a pretty good overview of their Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, but for their Scope 3 figures they need the data from the parties they work with, including in the field of transport. Thanks to the calculator that Transuniverse has implemented for its own reporting, we are able to give our customers the data for their specific transports, both for total CO2 emissions and emissions by country. In the fairly near future, this tool will also be able to calculate the CO2 footprint per shipment,” says Britt Vorst, Head of Quality at Transuniverse.


Climate Action

In this first Sustainability Report, Transuniverse has been able to map its CO2 impact. “Groupage is a complex activity and especially since we outsource our transports, it was no easy task to calculate that footprint. Now that we have an accurate picture, we can work on the appropriate measures to bring it down in line with the European Green Deal. We aim to achieve a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 (compared to the base year 2022). This will be done through expanding multimodal transport (ferry and rail) and supporting our partners in their initiatives to reduce emissions from their trucks,” Britt adds.


More info?

Want to receive Transuniverse’s Sustainability Report or find out how we can help you with your Scope 3 reporting? If so, contact Olivia Adins( or Britt Vorst(



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