DocCheck Environment Protection Project
Being among one of the leading online providers for medical products and technology DocCheck Shop ships several ten thousand parcels to customers all over Europe. The goal of the DocCheck climate protection project is to either avoid or balance CO2 emissions.
Transporting the ordered goods to our customers causes the greatest emission of global warming gases. These CO2 emissions are neutralized to the greatest possible extent by reforestation of ecological secondary mixed forests, in line with the DocCheck climate protection project. For each parcel that is being shipped, a flat rate is invested into the project. These costs are covered solely by DocCheck and are not allocated to our customers.
For the shipping packages DocCheck uses environmentally friendly resources wherever possible. The cartons contain a high percentage of recycled paper and can be recycled 100% after use. The padding material contains 99% air and 1% environmentally friendly HDPE foil. The air cushions are inflated on site only.
In any company, all areas use energy. DocCheck tries to reduce the level of energy consumption, for example by consistent use of LED lighting as well as intelligent heating control. Since mid 2012 a photovoltaic system with a peak performance of 120 kW produces climate neutral energy for all branches of the DocCheck group, taking off environmental strain by saving over 100 tons of CO2.
Reconditioning of water and wastewater are energy intensive. DocCheck uses the roof area of their warehouse for rainwater collection, thereby minimizing the use of both fresh water and wastewater. Part of the collected water is used for the irrigation of outdoor grounds.