Friday 22nd Sep 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

Global project to reduce CO2 in the supply chain

A new global project has been launched to help businesses reduce carbon emissions in their global logistics supply chains.

The EU funded Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network project (LEARN), is led by Smart Freight Centre and implemented by 13 organisations and industry associations. The LEARN project includes the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), which also has a framework for carbon emission reduction of which Hewlett Packard Enterprise, GEODIS, FRET SNCF, DB Schenker, DP-DHL, Intel, HP, and Kuehne+Nagel are involved in.

“As companies and countries are trying to put the Paris Climate Agreement into practice, freight and logistics has an opportunity to demonstrate leadership,” says Sophie Punte, Smart Freight Centre’s executive director.

Alan Lewis, GLEC director with Smart Freight Centre, said: “We are thrilled that a growing number of companies and initiatives are adopting the GLEC Framework. The LEARN project will go one step further to make accounting of logistics emissions by companies common practice as well as increasing the understanding of other important stakeholders.”

The project hopes to accelerate emissions measurement, and reporting and verification, in order to identify reduction actions and track progress. Businesses involved in the scheme will be “supported through guidance, training, testing of MRV in real logistics supply chains, and setting research and policy priorities”.

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