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Smart Freight Centre

Downloads are made available to help companies develop and implement their Sustainability Logistics Roadmap: report, set targets, reduce, and collaborate. Company leadership stories and case studies are on our News & Articles page. Other downloads are listed at the end of this page.

Report

GLEC Framework for Logistics Emissions Accounting and Reporting

The new version of the GLEC Framework is available via this page.

Le Cadre GLEC - GLEC Framework v2.0 (French)

The GLEC Framework v2.0 translated into French.

El Marco Operativo del GLEC: GLEC Framework v2.0 - Spanish

The GLEC Framework v2.0 translated into Spanish.

Black Carbon Methodology for the Logistics Sector

A guidance to the logistics sector for the voluntary measurement and reporting of black carbon emissions.

Guide for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accounting at Logistics Sites

A guidance on how to carbon audit logistics buildings with view to logistics chain calculation (e.g. with reference to GLEC Framework and EcoTransIT World).

GLEC report on GHG Emission Factors for Inland Waterways Transport

A report on the methodology and process followed to establish updated GHG emission factors for Inland Water Transport.

SFC Assurance Guidance for GLEC Framework Implementation

A guidance for assurance providers in the steps required to assure claims made around the adoption, implementation of and calculation outputs from the GLEC Framework.

Overview of Calculation Tools for logistics emissions

A comparative overview of the core characteristics of various logistics emissions calculation tools currently available on the market.

Working with SFC-Accredited Partners

You can use external tools, programs and providers to set up and manage your logistics emission accounting.

Closing the Logistics Emissions Gap

An analysis of emissions disclosure to CDP by corporations worldwide.

Policy Recommendations for business logistics emissions accounting and reporting

A coherent set of policy recommendations for use by national governments in countries worldwide, the European Union (EU) and related organizations involved in setting or implementing policy agenda.

GLEC Framework presentation to convince your management

Explain why using the GLEC Framework as the standard methodology for calculating and reporting logistics emissions works.

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Greenhouse Gas Emission Accounting and Insetting Guidelines

A guidance for insetting in air transportation value chains to facilitate the use of more SAF and help decarbonize the sector.

Insights paper: Exchange of logistics GHG emission data

The status quo, challenges, future necessities, and potentials across the supply chain

Set targets

Transport Science-based Target Setting Guidance

Guidance on how to set science-based targets for transport, including freight and logistics that is aligned with the GLEC Framework.

Reduce emissions

ALICE Roadmap towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050

Co-developed with the EU-funded LEARN project managed by Smart Freight Centre.

Low Emission Fuels and Vehicles for Road Freight - Executive Summary

An introductory guide to support the transition to zero emissions.

Desktop Review of GHG Emission Factors for Road Freight & LEFV Decision Making Matrix

1. A desktop review of the methods of four different sources and compares the emission factors for fossil fuels, biofuels, synthetic fuels and efuels. 2. A guidance on the framework and associated tool, with the aim to support the decision making on low emission fuels and vehicles solutions.

Low Emission Fuels and Vehicles for Road Freight - Full Report

An introductory guide to support the transition to zero emissions.

Carbon Insets for the Logistics Sector

Developed with Deutsche Post DHL Group, this White Paper recommends an innovative approach for allocating funds to decarbonization projects in the logistics industry.

Barriers for Carriers

An overview of barriers that road freight carriers face when wanting to make their truck fleet more efficient and reduce emissions, based on international studies and SFC's experience in working with Chinese carriers.

Decarbonizing the operations of small and medium-sized carriers in Europe

An analysis of their perspectives, motives and challenges.

Smart Transport Management - a Framework

A holistic and systematic approach for truck fleet energy efficiency that consists of five pillars: fuel management; driver and staff skills development; vehicles and maintenance; performance monitoring; and utilizing information technology.

GLEC Strategy: 2022-2024

The updated and revised Strategy document for the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), for the upcoming period 2022-2024.

Collaborate

Smart Freight Procurement Guidelines

Developed with WBCSD and WeMeanBusiness support, the Smart Freight Procurement Guidelines help buyers of freight services make zero-emissions freight an integrated part of their procurement.

Smart Freight Procurement Questionnaire and Manual

Buyers of freight and logistics services can use this tool during the tender process to assess
suppliers for their commitment to decarbonization

World of Sustainable Freight

Find out what programs, initiatives and organizations exist to help companies to report and reduce emissions and collaborate with logistics partners and other stakeholders

Green Freight Programs Worldwide 2017

Find out what green freight programs exists that companies can join to improve efficiency and reduce emissions

Global Green Freight Action Plan

In accordance with the Global Green Freight Action Statement issued at the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York, this action plan aims to enhance the environmental and energy efficiency of goods movement

Smart Freight Shippers Alliance - China

Modal Shift from Truck to Rail (English)

An English summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Modal Shift from Truck to Rail.

Logistics Emissions Calculation Tools and Practice (English)

An English summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Logistics Emissions Calculation Tools and Practice.

Efficient and Green Urban Freight (English)

An English summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Efficient and Green Urban Freight.

Modal Shift from Truck to Rail (Chinese)

A Chinese summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Modal Shift from Truck to Rail.

Logistics Emissions Calculation Tools and Practice (Chinese)

A Chinese summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Logistics Emissions Calculation Tools and Practice.

Efficient and Green Urban Freight (Chinese)

A Chinese summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Efficient and Green Urban Freight.

Shippers' Dialogue and Workshop on Safe, Compliant and Sustainable Transportation Services (English)

An English summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Shippers' Dialogue and Workshop on Safe, Compliant and Sustainable Transportation Services.

Shippers' Dialogue and Workshop on Safe, Compliant and Sustainable Transportation Services (Chinese)

A Chinese summary report of Smart Freight Forum China - Shippers' Dialogue and Workshop on Safe, Compliant and Sustainable Transportation Services.

Beijing Truck Fleets Case Study (Chinese)

A Chinese case study: Collaboration and high-quality tires save fuel and emissions in Beijing truck fleets. A collaboration between SFC, the Beijing Transport Institute and 5 tire manufacturers achieved a total of 12,000 to 26,000 RMB (2,700 to 3,700 USD) savings per truck every year.

Other

Smart Freight Leadership publication

A report for business leaders who believe that more efficient freight and logistics goes hand in hand with greater competitiveness and environmental sustainability.

Developing a Sustainable Urban Freight Plan - a guide

A review of urban freight plan good practice from cities and regions around the world, based on urban freight plans of 9 cities and regions.

Developing a Sustainable Urban Freight Plan - a review of good practices

A comprehensive review of urban freight plans and policies from around the globe.

Introducing GLEC Membership

Introduce GLEC Membership to your management team