Around 20 per cent of our total beet transports are made by tractor. In order to reduce the number of individual beet transports in Germany, we have increased loading sizes from 16 tonnes to 26.5 tonnes by using trucks instead of tractors. This has reduced the number of beet transports we make each year by 40 per cent, saving 42,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
In Denmark and Sweden, we have reduced our average transport distance of beets by 12 km. Mainly from getting more beets from farmers that are located closer to us. This has reduced our CO2 emissions from beet transports by 10 per cent between 2008 and 2012/13, while also increasing the amount of beets we transported by 14 per cent. In Nordzucker Group the average distance for our beet transports from farm to factory is 47 km.