Asia launch of the GLEC Framework

The first universal way of calculating logistics emissions

7 September 2016, 13:30 - 15:30, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

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Asia Launch of the GLEC Framework 
for Logistics Emissions Methodologies

The first universal way of calculating logistics emissions 

7 September 2016 13:30 - 15:30 I Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel I Singapore

Hosted by GFA Annual Forum in conjunction with the Supply Chain Asia Forum 2016 
Organized by Smart Freight Centre 

To create a universal way of calculating logistics emission, Smart Freight Centre established the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC). GLEC is a group of companies, industry associations and programs backed by leading experts, governments and other stakeholders. Together we created the GLEC Framework. We will showcase the development and future of the Framework and look at the business benefits of applying it.


Welcome and introduction
• Alan Lewis, GLEC Director, Smart Freight Centre (SFC)

Keynote speech on the importance of the GLEC Framework
• Roxane Desmicht, Director of the Board of Green Freight Asia 

The GLEC Framework and how it was developed
• Alan Lewis, GLEC Director, SFC
• Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager, SFC

Challenges and Opportunities of logistics emissions reporting in Asia
• Ruth Banomyong, Head of International Business Logistics & Transport Department
and Director of the Centre for Logistics Research, Thammasat University 

GLEC Framework adoption & future development – Globally and in Asia
• Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager, SFC
• Boyong Wang, Director Freight Strategies, SFC 

Business use and benefits of the GLEC Framework
• HP – Blair Chikasuye, Global Logistics Environment Manager
• DHL – Bjorn Hannappel, Senior Expert GoGreen, DP-DHL
• Clean Cargo Working Group – Angie Farrag-Thibault, Director Transport and Logistics, BSR

Discussion with participants and closing remarks

GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies

Companies need to transport products to millions of customers around the globe. Leading companies want to be competitive and more environmentally sustainable by improving freight efficiency, tracking greenhouse gas emissions and lowering costs. Including the carbon footprint of logistics activities in business decisions (alongside costs, time and reliability) is only possible if emissions can be calculated consistently at a global level across road, rail, air, sea, inland waterways and transhipment centers. For the first time the GLEC Framework 1.0 provides this guidance, allowing multinational shippers and carriers to compare and select more fuel efficient modes and carriers and identify ways to increase efficiency.   

The launch of the GLEC Framework follows a year of consultation and validation with GLEC partners such as Hewlett-Packard, Kuehne + Nagel, DB Schenker and DHL, as well as the issuance of the GHG Protocol Built on Mark. A next step is to mobilize companies to apply the GLEC Framework and integrate it into, for example, industry tools, green freight programs, and national standards and policies.  

Leading multinationals including DB SchenkerDeutsche Post DHL GroupHPIntel and Kuehne+Nagel have already committed to adopting the GLEC Framework, leading the way for adoption across industry.


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