Sustainable Logistics Roadmap

Multinationals hold the key to sector transformation

Today, freight transport and logistics contributes 8% of global CO2 emissions and as much as 11% if logistics sites are also considered. By 2050, emissions are expected to double due to growing freight demand. The good news is that solutions already exist for many stakeholders, sectors and countries. These solutions combined can reduce emissions by at least 80% by 2050.

Only through the collaboration of businesses, governments, research and civil society can a sector transformation be realized. However, in this highly commercial sector, the trigger lies predominantly with businesses, especially multinationals with global brands and value chains. As buyers (‘shippers’) or suppliers (‘carriers’) of freight transport and logistics services, they have the power to take action and consider climate and sustainability in their business decisions. By acting as leaders, they both inspire others and set the norm for industry, while society also benefits from the improvement in climate and health.

We help multinationals to develop and implement their Sustainable Logistics Roadmap to cut emissions by at least 30% by 2030 from 2015, and to reach zero emissions by 2050.

This roadmap is based on the Smart Freight Leadership approach, which was developed by Smart Freight Centre with our Advisory Council of leading experts. It guides a company’s Roadmap in four steps:

1.Report: GLEC Framework
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2.Set targets
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3.Reduce emissions
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Company benefits

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
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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.