What others say about the GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies

Angie Farrag-Thibault - Director Transport & Logistics, BSR and Project Director of
BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG)
'The GLEC Framework is a leap of progress in standardizing emission methodologies along transport chains. Its development through such a collaborative process is also a great success – something we can build on to drive emissions reductions and resilience across transport systems worldwide.' 

Christof Ehrhart - Head of Corporate Communications & Responsibility,
Deutsche Post DHL Group

'Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s leading mail and logistics company, strongly supports the work of the Global Logistics Emissions Council to develop a common standard for calculating logistics greenhouse gas emissions across the global multi-modal supply chain. Global standards and collaboration within our supply chain are key to reducing our environmental footprint and meeting the demands of our customers. We see the GLEC as an essential tool in our own progress toward improving the carbon efficiency of our network by 30% by 2020, as compared to 2007.'

Colin Smith - Certification Manager, Transport, Energy Saving Trust
'To quote NASA “failure is not an option!” and the same is true for our response to the challenge of global climate change. The freight logistics community has a part to play, whether it is a locally owner operated truck or a large fleet of ocean going container ships. Understanding your impact and how to minimise it is key and this is where the GLEC Framework will help immensely.  With organisations, be that individual companies or green freight initiatives measuring and managing their emissions in a consistent and comparable way, will drive the actions needed to cut GHG emissions from the sector.'

Denis Choumert - Chairman, European Shippers' Council
'European Shippers' Council is proud to have been associated to the GLEC venture and happy to see its outcome, the GLEC framework, on the launching pad towards dissemination and adoption hopefully by all the entities who work at measuring, monitoring, reporting the carbon footprint of the freight transport all over the world. A large number of European cargo owners already track the related CO2 emissions of the transport services they use in the various modes and many of them are ready to incentivize one way or the other the corresponding performance of their service providers. The main obstacle to a larger implementation of such practice is the variety of methodologies and processes which support the emissions accounting and reporting processes. ESC gives tribute to the GLEC framework that it provides a standard base for measurement which will remove this obstacle.'

Prof. Jens Froese - Sustainable Port and Terminal Operations,
University of Technology Hamburg-Harburg

'You can only manage what you can measure, thus "The GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies" provides a significant step forward to identify and measure emissions from logistics processes over the whole supply chain in a transparent and comparable way. As eventually mitigation of emissions is the aim, there is now a solid platform to base technological, organisational and behavioural rules upon.'

Juup Willemse – Dow Europe GmbH
'To have the GLEC Framework is a major step forward in the global standardization of freight logistics emissions measurement, reporting and validation. For Dow it will provide the clarity and transparency needed in the discussions with our Supply Chain partners: we can now further concentrate on improvements opportunities, not being side-tracked by questions like: What standard do we use? How do we calculate our emissions? The practical guidance provided by GLEC to allocate roles to transport chain players according to their data access, will help finding the right CO2 reduction priorities in our often global and multi-modal supply chains.'

Mike Passon - Sr. Director, Global Logistics Procurement & Partner Management, HP
'HP is proud to be a one of the pioneers of US EPA SmartWay and Green Freight Asia, along with providing environmental leadership to the Clean Cargo Working Group and now the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC).  GLEC’s new emissions framework will help HP calculate our GHG footprint consistently across our global supply chain, while improving reporting processes and business decisions.  The GLEC framework also supports and enhances HP’s goals to reduce our product transport GHG emissions by 20%.  HP is excited to partner with our carriers and other shippers to implement the GLEC framework globally across all transportation modes.'

Rasmus Valanko - Director, Climate & Energy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
'As emissions- and GHG emissions in particular- are becoming an increasingly important consideration for corporate customers, it is critical that we have clarity on how these emissions are calculated and reported. The GLEC Framework is an important step forward for companies seeking to create a competitive advantage through their actions to reduce emissions. Through their work, SFC is at the forefront of helping companies ensure that emissions reductions are real and impactful.'

Rob Aarse, TLN (Transport en Logistiek Nederland)
'Compliments to GLEC! Through the Framework GLEC has made a great progress on the issue of worldwide harmonisation for the registration of carbon foot printing in transportation of goods. This standard enables parties around the world to bring in-line their methodologies with the GLEC-framework. The next challenge is to translate the standard in an easy to use, and practical approach for large, mid-size and small carriers. The biggest gain will be that carriers will be able to register carbon emissions themselves in a consistent way and set their own targets for reduction. Sustainability is a key issue on our agenda.'



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