• Explore how target setting, collaboration, emission reduction actions and policy come together in an approach to sustainable logistics

      The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) is a group of companies, industry associations and programs led by Smart freight centre that want to make carbon accounting work for industry; it is backed by leading experts, governments and other stakeholders.  Together we developed the GL... >

  • How did AVERE's E-mobility conference faired in 2018?

    AVERE’s E-Mobility Conference came to a close yesterday (18 October) after two days of engaging, exciting, and diverse discussions on the future of e-mobility in Europe. The main message from the close to 100 high level speakers that spoke at AEC2018 is that the time is now for Europe to ... >

  • Would you like to quantify the impact of your logistics efficiency measures?

    The answer might be the GLEC Framework. It is a methodology for freight transport that allows companies to consistently calculate their GHG footprint across the global multi-modal supply chain and inform their business decisions and efforts to reduce emissions. On October 2nd we are bringing togeth... >

  • How can procurement managers reduce freight emissions?

    Procurement managers are not handed out a specific guidance on reducing freight emissions at this moment in time. Also, there are no practical frameworks to follow or best practice exampled collected. All they are handed out is an array of internally developed sustainability requirements and carrier... >

  • Sectoral Transport Approach – Transport Tool

    The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTI) has completed a year-long project to develop a set of technical resources to support corporate science-based target setting for transport activities. This project was coordinated by WWF and developed with the participation of a group of expe... >

  • Leading multinationals are asking the EC to target 24% cut in CO2 by 2025

    At 27% of total EU emissions, transport is Europe’s biggest climate problem and heavy-duty vehicles account for 26% of road transport CO2. If Europe wants to lead the fight to curb climate change then ambitious truck fuel efficiency standards in combination with good management of tr... >

  • CDP and Smart Freight Centre to collaborate

    SFC and CDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will help bring about their mutual aim to improve the calculation of the GHG emissions resulting from freight transport. The key areas of this collaboration will be the alignment of KPIs between CDP’s transportation questionnaire and ... >

  • Cocoa sector taking ownership of logistics emissions

    23 February 2018, Chocoa Conference, Amsterdam The chocolate industry must take ownership of emissions from transporting cocoa as part of their sustainability plans. Sophie Punte, Smart Freight Centre's Executive Director, presented at the Chocoa conference in Amsterdam how companies can take 3 ste... >

  • GLEC Framework Implementation Projects

    The GLEC Framework works for business The GLEC Framework is the leading methodology for freight transport that allows companies to consistently calculate their GHG footprint across the global supply chain. Starting in 2018 it will be the basis for transport emissions reporting through CDP and Scien... >

  • Container terminal methodology aligned with the GLEC Framework

    Last December 1st, FEPORT announced the alignment of the revised EEEG Guidelines with the GLEC framework.   The revision of the guidelines took place in cooperation with FEPORT’s Environment, Safety and Security Committee. The EEEG Guidelines, first published in 2012, was created to pro... >

  • First Smart Transport Managers Training!

    In October, Smart Freight Centre's Smart Transport Manager Training (STMT) was launched in China, with the first introductory course delivered to carriers in Shanghai. The two-day training session was arranged through IKEA and held at their new offices in the city. Delegates from a number of IKEA's ... >

  • Black Carbon supplement launched to the GLEC Framework for logistics emissions methodologies

    Paris, 29 September 2017 -- A universal method to calculate black carbon emissions for the logistics supply chain was released today by Smart Freight Centre (SFC) that was developed with support from the UN-led Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC). Measuring climate impact is about more than just... >

  • Climate Week New York - Global Logistics Emissions Council Meeting

    The Global Logistics Emissions Council Meeting is being held on September 21 in New York and is registered as an official affiliate event of Climate Week, NYC (September 18-24).  The aim of the meeting is to raise awareness of the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) and the GLEC Framewor... >

  • International Transport Forum 2017

    “Governance of Transport” was this year’s theme of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit held in Leipzig from 31 May to 2 June). Eszter Toth-Weedon, SFC’s Industry Relations Manager, participated to explore what a governance’s role will be in the transition tow... >

  • GLEC Framework listed in CDP company guidance

    The GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies has been listed by the CDP in their company guidance as the only method for logistics emissions accounting. The CDP is the only global disclosure system for companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts... >

  • SFC joins forces with CML - leading transport and logistics services company in China

    Smart Freight Centre (SFC) and China Merchant Logistics Beijing Co., Ltd (CML) join forces in making freight in China more efficient and reducing its carbon footprint. Mr. Liang Liu, General Manager of CML and Sophie Punte, Executive Director of SFC signed a memorandum of understanding to mark the s... >

  • New Project Launched to Accelerate Efficient and Low-Carbon Freight Through Better Carbon Accounting

    Brussels, 23 November 2016 – A new global project was launched to support businesses that want to reduce their carbon footprint across their global logistics supply chain. The Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reduction Network project (LEARN) is implemented by a consortium of 13 organization... >

  • First carbon accounting method launched for global logistics supply chain

    A universal method to calculate the carbon footprint of the logistics supply chain was released today by the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), a group of companies, industry associations and programs, and backed by leading experts and other stakeholders. “For the first time, emission... >

  • SFC joins call for fuel economy standards for new European trucks and trailers

    Smart Freight Centre is one of the signatories of a letter calling on the European Commission “to propose post-2020 standards that reduce the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of new trucks and trailers”. Fuel efficiency standards for heavy-goods vehicles in Europe could save billions ... >

  • SFC at Netherlands Topsector Logistiek Congress

    Het thema van het jaarlijkse Topsector Logistiek Congress op 22 April 2016 is ‘Big Data Small World’ omdat het gebruiken en combineren van data steeds belangrijker wordt voor bedrijven. Kees Verweij van de Stuurgroep Synchromodaal interviewde Smart Freight Centre’s Executive Direct... >


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Multinationals that lead the way to logistics emissions transparency In April 2017, we released our vision for ‘Smart Freight Leadership’. Be a lea... >

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