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Against climate change, for sustainable intralogistics: Jungheinrich Brazil plants trees for every electric truck that replaces a diesel or LPG powered one. Thus, Jungheinrich is driving the reforestation and the expansion of green intralogistics.
Jungheinrich Brazil is planting 20 trees for every electric truck, such as forklifts, pallet trucks and tow trucks, that replaces a diesel or LPG truck. This way, more than 3,000 trees have been planted together with the environmental NGO Copaiba in Mata Altântica, the Atlantic Rainforest on the east coast of Brazil. The aim is to plant more than 7,500 and thus contribute significantly to the reforestation of the forest.
According to WWF, the Atlantic Rainforest is one of the most species-rich and at the same time the most threatened tropical forests on earth. Only 15 per cent of its original size remains; the rest has been deforested. The national action has international implications far beyond Brazil's borders: The Atlantic Forest is one of the largest ecosystems in South America and plays an important role in global climate management as a CO2 reservoir.
The background to the campaign is the still very high proportion of diesel and LPG forklifts on the Brazilian market. While in Europe the share of internal combustion engine trucks is currently only 18 per cent, in Brazil it is around 50 per cent.