Sustainability that encourages others to follow suit

bremenports recently celebrated an important anniversary. Ten years ago, the port management company launched its “greenports” strategy, making it the first German company in this sector to implement a comprehensive sustainability strategy. A great deal has been achieved since then. A plan of action has been drawn up for sustainable and resource-saving energy management, dredging spoils from the port have been reduced significantly and Luneplate has been converted into an award-winning nature reserve of European ranking. Moreover, bremenports increasingly opts for alternative propulsion systems for its company fleet. These are just a few examples of how the Federal Land of Bremen is making systematic progress towards its goal of becoming a green port – always with the clear objective of making the port climate-neutral.

But there are other aspects of sustainability which also play a central role in the company’s philosophy and policies. In addition to its environmental activities, bremenports also focuses on a staff-oriented corporate culture, for instance with its “Work, Family and Health” programme, which won a national award.

By pursuing this sustainability strategy, the ports of Bremen aim to reconcile economic interests with the social and ecological demands - always with the firm conviction that sustainable corporate management is essential if the ports are to remain efficient and competitive in decades to come.

We sincerely hope that this comprehensive Sustainability Report will not only provide transparency about our activities, but also encourage others to follow suit.



Robert Howe    

Managing Director
bremenports GmbH & Co.KG 

Dr. Claudia Schilling       

Senator for Science and Ports
of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen