Challenges in our society, translated into five megatrends for the future

Our society is changing at dazzling speed. This has an impact on how we live (today and tomorrow) and what the future of our planet looks like, which must not be underestimated. As Montea has both feet firmly planted in the logistics and spatial sectors, we have an enormous impact and therefore responsibility also. So we asked ourselves the question: what are the burning issues in our society and in which of them can we play an important role? Where is our biggest impact and how can we exert a positive influence?

The exercise identified five themes. Five megatrends that are inevitably part of Montea's future. With these themes in mind, we eventually drew up our materiality matrix and are working towards our ESG targets for 2030 and 2050.

2. Smart logistics

Logistics is an indispensable part of our lives. The COVID pandemic was quick to highlight how essential it is - from stocking department stores to delivering a bouquet of flowers to a loved one. Yet no one wants a big logistics building in their backyard; this stalemate is ever so relevant for us.

To make sustainable and smart logistics with consideration for society possible, we start from three action points for our buildings.

  1. With our strategic and multimodal locations, we go for optimal accessibility via different means of transport: a motorway, airport, rail and/or waterway connection.
  2. Multifunctional buildings can be used for different purposes and thus have a longer life cycle.
  3. We encourage our customers to optimize the logistics processes by combining, consolidating and planning better and smarter. Fewer empty miles means less CO2.