Smart Freight Leadership

Companies hold the key to sector transformation

Today, freight transport and logistics contributes 8-10% of total CO2e emissions worldwide. By 2050, freight transportation is expected to triple.

We need to deliver an 80% reduction in CO2e emissions from freight and logistics between 2015 and 2050 to reach our global climate goals and stay within 1.5 degrees global warming.

Multinational companies shipping or organizing freight hold the key to transforming the sector into a more efficient and environmentally sustainable one. They can lead by taking action across their extensive logistics supply chains to reduce the climate and pollution impact arising from global freight. That’s why we advocate for Smart Freight Leadership.

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Reasons to be a Smart Freight Leader

Companies that take action can benefit as they

  • Contribute to the Paris Climate Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Improve operational efficiency and reduce associated costs
  • Improve customer service and value
  • Reduce exposure to climate and air quality-related risks and regulations

Implement Smart Freight Leadership

Smart Freight GLEC

Report credible emissions and set science-based reduction targets

Smart Freight Solutions

Implement solutions as buyer or supplier that reduce emissions

Smart Freight Collaborate

Collaborate and advocate for sector-wide uptake
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Companies recognized for Smart Freight Leadership

Together, we mobilize a sector by transforming and building on practical best practices from a growing group of multinationals and their partners.