Smart Freight Centre joins the Thought Leadership board of the Supply Chain Carbon Council
Smart Freight Centre, the global leader in sustainable freight through its Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) is collaborating with the ‘Supply Chain Carbon Council’ to accelerate the uptake of sustainable freight practices worldwide.
Established in January 2021, The Supply Chain Carbon Council works in partnership with global innovators from the technology and strategic advice sectors to tackle the issues surrounding carbon emissions management and reduction in the supply chain.
Smart Freight Centre joins the Council as a member of the Thought Leadership board and will be leading the discussion around sustainable freight in the program. Through their work with the GLEC partnership, Smart Freight Centre are a leader in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement, reduction and reporting in the global freight sector.
The GLEC Framework, developed by the GLEC partnership, is the only globally recognised methodology for harmonised calculation and reporting of the logistics GHG footprint across the multi-modal supply chain. It can be implemented by all stakeholders including shippers, carriers and logistics service providers.
“If You Can Measure It You Can Manage It” This is the key to a Sustainable Supply Chain. Industry needs to apply more, not less technology to the problem of Emissions Management. To realise its full business and environmental value, emissions measurement and reduction will need to leverage technology that enables efficient dynamic emissions monitoring and decisions support.” States John Connors, project lead at the Supply Chain Carbon Council.
“Smart Freight Centre has made it easier for companies to decarbonize their own or outsourced logistics in four simple steps: report emissions, set targets, reduce emissions by implementing concrete solutions, and collaborate with partners and stakeholders.
In collaboration with GLEC partners, we are constantly releasing new guidelines and tools to help freight owners and their logistics suppliers on their journey towards zero emissions freight and logistics,” explains Eszter Toth-Weedon, Smart Freight Centre’s senior partnerships manager.
“Examples include our Procurement Guidelines and a questionnaire for freight, as well as a guidance on the use of Low Emission Fuels and Vehicles. We recently started our Data Access project, which support shippers, LSPs and carriers by improving data access, exchange and IT integration.
Collaboration is key to accelerating the uptake of more sustainable freight practices worldwide. By joining the Supply Chain Carbon Council’s Thought Leadership Board, we aim to inform companies of the importance of freight emissions reduction in the supply chain, and how to take action.”
ABOUT – Smart Freight Centre
Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to an efficient and zero emissions freight sector. We cover all freight and only freight. SFC works with the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) and other stakeholders to drive transparency and industry action – contributing to Paris Climate Agreement targets and Sustainable Development Goals.
Our role is to guide companies and their suppliers on their journey to zero emissions logistics, advocate for supportive policy and programs, and raise awareness. Our goal is that 100+ multinationals reduce at least 30% of their logistics emissions by 2030 compared to 2015 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
For more about Smart Freight Centre, visit www.smartfreightcentre.org or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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The European Supply Chain Institute, ESCI, is a member body that researches areas that have a direct and positive impact on supply chain operations. The Supply Chain Carbon Council is administered by the Institute. The Membership of the Institute is predominantly at Senior Management level and represents cross-industry disciplines.