Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance

Why is SFBA needed?

Accelerating freight decarbonization by uniting freight buyers and freight decarbonization initiatives
Decarbonizing freight transport is critical to achieving the global goals of zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Today, freight transport accounts for 8% of global CO2 emissions. By 2050, direct CO2 emissions from logistics are set to rise by 42%.

Currently, freight buyers are presented with overwhelming numbers of options from sustainable solution providers and struggle/s with the challenges posed by individual efforts and the lack of relevant policy support.

To accelerate the decarbonization of freight transport, collaboration is a crucial element for success. To attain zero emissions freight transport, the sector must transition to a sustainable freight system in which players take collective responsibility and act simultaneously.

Organizations on their journey to freight decarbonization can become a member of the SFC community. Members have access to a wide portfolio of initiatives and projects to help them collaborate to improve their GHG emission performance and supply chain economics. Membership unlocks solutions through several SFC programs, including Global Logistics Emission Council (GLEC) (GLEC), Clean Cargo, Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance (SFBA), and Clean Air Transport (CAT).
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SFBA member companies are part of the whole SFC Community.
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SFBA engages different supply chain parties from the sector as partners.
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Founders Circle

SFBA founders make up the first SFBA Council, as the governing body of SFBA.

What is SFBA?

The Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance (SFBA) unites freight buyers and freight decarbonization initiatives to shift to zero emissions freight transport.

SFBA is a valuable platform that offers:

  • The network and facilitation of concrete, collective projects
  • The instruments for streamlining information & decarbonizing procurement
  • Overview of Action Initiatives
  • The tools to track and demonstrate progress for increased visibility in and beyond the logistics sector

SFBA is set to establish a new era of collaboration in the freight and logistics sector.
SFBA aims to bring about system change in the freight and logistics sector. By providing relevant knowledge, and harnessing the effort and networks of Smart Freight Centre (SFC), BSR, World Economic Forum (WEF) and other initiatives, SFBA creates a new center of gravity for collaboration.

Our Ongoing Projects

Fleet Electrification Coalition
The Fleet Electrification Coalition (FEC) aims to speed up large-scale ​e-truck deployment by leveraging the power of demand aggregation​.

SFBA Ambitions

As a platform for players across the freight and logistics sector, SFBA is an inclusive Alliance that is well-positioned to achieve tangible impact:

  1. GROWTH AND EXPOSURE - Growing the platform to increase both the number of freight buyers as well as their exposure to updates about freight decarbonization solutions and related procurement practices. 
  2. CONCRETE PROJECTS AND TARGETS - Developing concrete freight decarbonization projects, in collaboration with members, working collectively towards achieving 100m tonnes of CO2e reduction by 2030.
  3. STANDARDIZATION - Implementing the GLEC Framework as the tool for companies and initiatives, enabling SFBA to execute a global stocktake concerning freight emissions within the next three years.

Together in SFBA, parties will set off a flywheel of progress which will consequently promote innovation, cost reduction of sustainable solutions, unlock investments, and establish critical number of companies backing enabling policy asks.

SFBA: an inclusive Alliance that is well-positioned to achieve tangible impact in the freight and logistics sector

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Join SFBA now to accelerate freight decarbonization in collaboration.

SFBA Introduction PDF

Learn more about how SFBA is empowering freight buyers to accelerate freight decarbonization through collaboration and how you can get involved

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Links and Documents

Watch the video highlights from our SFBA launch during the Smart Freight Week event in Rotterdam, NL, with founding members and participants.
See further event highlights, from our SFBA event at COP27 here.


This Charter is designed to demonstrate a clear decarbonization demand signal to support and inspire SFBA Members and Partners to create impact.