Ziegler Group’s 2024 Sustainability Report
10 June 2024

Ziegler Group’s 2024 Sustainability Report

Our industry, through its long history, has navigated countless transitions. From the dawn of settled life and agriculture to pivotal inventions like the wheel and the sail, our roots trace back thousands of years. Over time, innovations such as the domestication of animals and the advent of the steam engine transformed our operations. Each stride forward brought both challenges and new opportunities. Today, we stand on the cusp of yet another significant transition: electrification – a shift away from fossil fuels in favour of more sustainable means of transporting goods.

The transportation industry’s global impact is undeniable, and the significant carbon emissions it generates pose a grave threat to our climate. This demands immediate and collective action. The transition to zero-emission transport is not just a responsibility; it’s a necessity that will shape the future of our society.

Ziegler has successfully navigated many transitions in our 116-year history. We initially relied on horse-drawn carriages for transport. Our entire infrastructure revolved around horses, with horse boxes, corral fencing, veterinarians, and coachmen being essential. The introduction of diesel trucks, however, marked a seismic shift. These trucks offered speed, efficiency, and endurance far surpassing that of horse-drawn carriages. We adapted swiftly, transitioning from coachmen to drivers, veterinarians to mechanics, and horse boxes to garages. This transformation reshaped the transport industry, and Ziegler emerged stronger and more resilient than ever from that period.

Our Sustainability Report articulates why sustainability is paramount to us, outlines our plans based on stakeholder feedback, and reveals our strategy for navigating the ongoing transition to a greener future. Safeguarding our legacy for future generations requires us to adapt, evolve, and thrive in an ever-changing landscape.

We warmly invite you to explore our 2024 Sustainability Report, a testament to our commitment to a more sustainable future. We encourage you not only to read but also to actively engage with the report, as your insights and feedback are invaluable in our journey towards a greener future. Together, we can make a significant impact.