What’s more, we have also designed our company building and the working conditions for our employees based on the principle of sustainability:
We want our employees to feel as comfortable as possible in the place where they spend many hours every day doing work which requires high levels of concentration. That’s why strict sustainability criteria were set out for the new construction of the Berger company building.
These criteria range from the generous ceiling heights, for which we even dispensed with a fifth floor, right through to the spacious green areas around the building. In addition, a solid construction of reinforced concrete, excellent insulation, special windows and a brick facade make for an optimal indoor environment and ideal soundproofing and sun protection. The building’s arrangement around an inner courtyard and the special acoustic measures offer protection from disruptive external noise.
The glazed inner courtyard is also used to provide a flow of air and light, whilst modern LED technology is used to provide artificial light. Natural materials in the interior spaces and vibration damping due to the proximity to the train station also contribute to employees’ sense of well-being.
The building is cooled and heated primarily using groundwater and a heat pump, whilst ventilation and air conditioning are provided by highly efficient motors and pumps, which are continuously monitored. And last but not least, a cosy cafeteria is on offer for employees to communicate and relax during their breaks.
With our ecological mobility concept, we are not only embracing our social responsibility in terms of protecting the environment, but also supporting our employees in making sure that their daily commute to and from work is as healthy, time-saving and low-cost as possible.
We therefore consciously chose a plot of land next to the central station as the location for the new company headquarters: this means that we are directly connected to international and regional train services as well as bus connections to all surrounding areas. In addition, the urban bus services mean it is possible to travel anywhere in town at any time, without needing a car.
At Berger Logistics, preferential treatment is given to those who travel on foot or by bike: those who travel to work in an environmentally friendly way can take advantage of our cloakrooms with showers and lockable bike storage, with direct access to the office building. What’s more, bicycles are available for our employees to hire, as well as a charging station for electric bikes, and compressed air and tools if needed.
These measures make it much easier to do without a private car. And our employees are now fitter than ever.
State-of-the-art fleet of trucks and alternative modes of transport
We are aware that we work in the transport sector. That’s why we consistently work to limit the harmful effects on humans and the environment. And that’s why our fleet of trucks is made up solely of vehicles in the best ecological emission classes, Euro 6 and Euro 5 EEV, along with payload-efficient BERGERecotrail® semi-trailers. We control the fleet with advanced telematics, so that our trucks travel the shortest distances, avoid congestion and avoid travelling without cargo.
In addition, we are pioneers in developing concepts which provide for the replacement of trucks by trains or ships. Finally, our trucks do not transport any waste, construction rubble or slag. Materials like these should be recycled or disposed of locally, or at least transported by train or ship. In the interests of the world in which we live, the subsequent generations and our customers.