What is the GLEC Framework

The global method for calculation and reporting of logistics emissions

Comparing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) across different modes of transport can be like comparing apples with oranges.

That’s why the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) developed the GLEC Framework: the only globally recognized methodology for harmonized calculation and reporting of the logistics GHG footprint across the multi-modal supply chain. It can be implemented by shippers, carriers and logistics service providers.

Designed to inform business decisions and steer efforts to reduce emissions. It is in alignment with:

  • Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • UN-led Global Green Freight Action Plan
  • CDP reporting

7 reasons to adopt the GLEC Framework

As a user of the GLEC Framework, you’ll demonstrate leadership in your sector, influencing your suppliers to follow. By doing so, you’ll prove to your customers that you’re committed to delivering on your sustainability promises.

  • Use GHG emissions as a metric for sustainable freight transportation decisions
  • Make or influence decisions around supply chain optimization
  • Manage the performance of the transportation in your supply chain
  • Evaluate the impact of measures taken to reduce emissions
  • Track progress towards your climate goals
  • Inform customers of emissions reductions achieved
  • Stay ahead of regulatory requirements

The global method for calculation and reporting of logistics emissions

In alignment with GHG Protocol, Global Green Freight Action Plan; CDP reporting