About us

Our mission

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) was established in 2013 as a global non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable freight. We cover all freight and only freight.

Our vision is ‘Smart Freight’: an efficient and zero-emissions global logistics sector - contributing to Paris Climate Agreement targets and Sustainable Development Goals.

Our mission is to bring together the global logistics community through our Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) to work towards this vision.

We believe that increased transparency and collaboration will mobilize companies to reduce the climate and pollution impact arising from global freight.

Our goal is that 100+ multinationals reduce at least 30% of logistics emissions by 2030 compared to 2015 across their global logistics supply chains and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Concretely this means 80 million tonnes annual CO2e emission reductions by 2030.

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How we work?

Our main role is to advise companies on how to develop and implement their company-specific Sustainable Logistics Roadmap using the four ‘Smart Freight Leadership’ steps: report, set targets, reduce and collaborate.

To ensure sector-wide uptake of GHG disclosure and climate action, SFC also plays an advocacy role and raises awareness among companies and other relevant stakeholders.

We put this into practice through four activities:

1. Guide multinationals and their suppliers to develop and implement
Sustainable Logistics Roadmaps, through guidelines, training and

2. Remove key business barriers through GLEC projects that results in
guidelines that work for industry, the first of which was the GLEC

3. Advocacy with governments and organizations for supportive policy,
programs and strategies in order to scale industry action

4. Raise awareness through events, workshops and webinars and by
publishing stories of companies that demonstrate leadership

To scale our impact we are present in Europe, the Americas and Asia and collaborate with existing initiatives, international institutions, partner organizations and experts worldwide. We’re positioned to lead and coordinate global efforts due to our dedicated purpose to reduce freight emissions, our subject matter expertise and our established network.