Environmental protection is an increasingly pressing issue all over the world. Every business today needs to consider how they can contribute to a more sustainable future. Being a logistics and transport company is no exception. This is what we do.
Environmental Review and Ambitions
This spring we have performed an environmental review in our group to find out how we can improve our environmental impact and increase our knowledge and awareness about the environment. With this as a foundation we can now take the next step.
How we engage and take care of the environment
As we believe it’s important for us to be involved in environmental issues, we engage and take care of the environment on many levels.
Improving our environmental impact
Considering transportation’s significant environmental impact, we strive to reduce the use of resources and prevent pollution of the air, water and soil and thereby constantly improving our environmental performance. We calculate emissions and evaluate our largest suppliers.
Increasing knowledge and awareness about the environment
Our ambition is to stimulate each employee to increase their knowledge about environmental issues, and be aware of the environmental aspects of their duties. We are introducing environmental training for all staff.
Communicating how we take responsibility for the environment
In order to spread knowledge about our environmental work we continuously communicate this work both internally and externally. (This blog article is one way of doing that!).
Involving everyone and complying with laws as a minimum
Customers, suppliers and other partners are, together with our employees, involved in this endeavor. As a minimum, we comply with laws, ordinances, regulations and other requirements. We want to go further than what the legislation requires from us.
Finding more sustainable projects
Our ambition is to increase our efforts to improve our environmental impact by finding more projects to support in this field. Our Thula Michail Engineering policies is one way of doing that.
How do you work to contribute to a greener future?
We’re committed to supporting a sustainable development. Naturally we encourage our customers to do the same! How do you work to contribute to a greener future? Let us know! Please leave a comment in the field below!
Engineering: What Does It Mean Today And What Is Its Future?
Put simply, engineering is the application of scientific and mathematical knowledge to solve problems in the real world, and the four major disciplines of engineering are mechanical, civil, electrical and chemical. Whilst traditionally an engineer would specialize in just one discipline, today’s breed have to be polymaths.
In modern times, an automotive engineer is often expected to have knowledge of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, as well as software design, and engineering for safety. As vehicle systems come to rely more and more on electronics and connectivity, the level of multidisciplinary knowledge an automotive engineer requires increases.
Encompassing knowledge from a range industries
Engineers work in a variety of sectors including automotive, defense, aerospace, energy – including both nuclear and oil and gas but also renewable energy such as wind and solar power – as well as medical, packaging, chemicals, space, food and drink, electronics and the production of steel and other metals.
Engineers take a rational, logical approach to solving problems that also features a high level of creativity. In the UK, engineering is a vibrant sector employing 5.4 million people. It is expected to have more than 2.5 million job openings in the run up to 2022, including 257,000 new vacancies. Despite this, the sector in Britain is bedeviled by chronic skills shortages, attributed to years of neglect of industry by government and within the education system.
Taking the past into the future
Engineering feats of the past include everything from the construction of the pyramids in ancient Egypt, to the invention of the steam engine by Thomas Newcomen and subsequent Industrial Revolution, to putting a man on the Moon. Today, engineering underpins modern life, and society would cease to function as it now does without it.
Engineering is a critical factor in development agendas in regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, where a lack of engineering capacity leads to poor infrastructure and lack of sustainable technological development. It’s in areas like this that multi-skilled, multi-thinking engineers are most needed.