Yearly, 3 to 6 million new shipping containers are produced. Roughly 13-18 % of newly produced shipping containers are not used for shipping. Instead they are mainly used for storage purposes on land. Which we think is a shame, because producing new containers has a high environmental impact and uses finite resources. Storage is a purpose that a used container can fulfill just as good as a new one. That’s why Eveon decided to focus on giving used containers a second chance, reducing the need for newly produced shipping containers.
At Eveon, our main job is helping our customers seamlessly order their containers. But we think it’s important to do this in a sustainable way, so we’ve set up these sustainability principles we’d like to share with you.
Containers are extremely strong. They have to be. Imagine being in the Sahara Desert one day, then traveling to the arctic circle in a month. They need to be tough. We cherish this toughness and believe shipping containers should have a second life after their life with shipping companies. We’re here to help our customers give containers a second life.
Our containers take the train rather than a truck. We take the train rather than the plane. When we must use planes or trucks, we do it consciously and minimally. We can't wait for electric trucks to deliver our containers! We realize our business has an impact on the environment, it is our goal to minimize this impact.
We minimize our emissions, but they’re not zero. One important way we offset our emissions is by including delivery of our containers to our customers.
On a yearly basis, we publish our environmental performance. We measure what counts, which is why we measure our environmental performance. We publish these results because we think accountability is important.
We want our business to flourish. We want our partners, team, our customers, and the world around us to flourish too. This is at the core of what we do every day. To work this mentality out into concrete action, we’re on path to become part of the global B Corp community.
Whether it is supporting students with an internship or supporting a like-minded entrepreneur, we thrive on collaboration. Our dream is to have a network of container changers around us.