Eszter joined Smart Freight Centre, a global non-profit organization dedicated to sustainable freight, in May 2016. As Senior Partnership Manager, Eszter manages the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC). She also engages key corporate organizations and other partners on freight emissions management projects, and initiates and runs collaboration with relevant programs and initiatives.
Before joining SFC, Eszter worked in the logistics industry, coordinating the quality and sustainability projects of an international chemical distribution company. Prior to that, she worked as a sustainability consultant. Here she was engaged in carbon foot-printing and green labelling projects. Eszter holds a Bachelor degree in Economics and International Trade (Budapest) and an MSc in Environment and Resource Management (Amsterdam).
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 at least 80 million tonnes annual CO2e emission reductions by 2030. Our strategy builds on ‘Smart Freight Leadership’ or the four steps by which companies can decarbonize their global logistics supply chain: report emissions, set targets, reduce emissions and collaborate.
Our role is to guide companies and their suppliers on their journey towards zero emissions logistics, advocate for supportive policy and programs, and raise awareness. We put this into practice through four activities:
- Advise multinationals and their logistics partners on how to report, set targets, reduce emissions and collaborate. One way we do this is by helping multinationals to develop and implement their Sustainable Logistics Roadmap
- Develop GLEC Projects addressing key business barriers with the aim to establish guidelines that work for industry. The first guidance developed with the support of GLEC Partners was the GLEC Framework, followed by other guidelines including the Smart Freight Procurement Guidance and Questionnaire. The full list of our publications you can find here.
- Advocacy with governments and organizations for supportive policy, programs and strategies in order to scale industry action.
- Raise awareness through events, workshops and webinars and by publishing stories of companies that demonstrate leadership All our activities are geared towards impact at scale (ultimately GHG reductions), generating knowledge to guide companies, and financial sustainability.
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.
You can read more on the Smart Freight Centre Website