GLEC Framework

One universal and transparent way of calculating logistics emissions across the global multi-modal supply chain

Until now, comparing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across different modes of transport could be like comparing apples to oranges because so many methodologies exist. The GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies combines existing methods into one framework and fills the gaps. The GLEC Framework will enable a company to understand its carbon footprint alongside cost and time to decide the best way to transport its goods and to choose the most efficient freight carriers. 

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The GLEC Framework builds on existing methodologies such as CEN 16258, Clean Cargo Working Group, IATA RP 1678 and SmartWay, as well as outputs from the EU funded project COFRET and the US National Cooperative Freight Research Program. The GLEC Framework version 1.0 is backed by industry and other key stakeholders and was launched in June 2016 following a year of consultation on a draft framework, validation with four companies, and issuance of the GHG Protocol Built on Mark.

The GLEC Framework:

  • Can be used by shippers, carriers and logistics service providers
  • Covers all modes of transport and transhipment centers across the global logistics supply chain
  • Combines existing standards and methodologies and carries the
  • Built on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Mark

Leading multinationals including DB SchenkerDeutsche Post DHL GroupHPKuehne+Nagel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, GEODIS and FRET SNCF  have already committed to adopting the GLEC Framework, leading the way for adoption across industry. We invite your company to join a growing group of GLEC companies and stakeholders. Test how the GLEC Framework can provide a more accurate carbon footprint for your business decisions, and share your experience. 

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