Smart Freight Centre releases new Freight Guidelines to help lower emissions

Smart Freight Centre, (SFC) a longstanding Shell Foundation (SF) portfolio partner, together with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, has recently released an innovative tool to support multinational companies in reducing the climate impact of their freight and logistics.

The Smart Freight Procurement Guidelines will enable organisations to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and air pollutants through their freight transport and logistics procurement. A complementary framework helps companies to self-assess and evaluate, benchmark, and improve their freight procurement practices.

“The beauty of our guidelines is that they allow companies and other organisations to leverage climate action through their supplier contracts,” said Sophie Punte, Executive Director of Smart Freight Centre. “It’s a logical next step for companies that set targets and report logistics emissions across their global supply chains.”

Release of the new tool is timely as the world places increasing focus on climate change. The global freight industry accounts for roughly 8% of global CO2 emissions.

SF helped found SFC in 2013 to bring together the global logistics community to reduce the climate and pollution impact arising from global freight as part of our sustainable mobility theme.

SFC leads the Global Logistic Emissions Council, which produces the only globally recognised methodology for calculation of logistics GHG footprint across entire supply chains.

To find out more about Smart Freight Centre and the various tools they offer to organisations within the freight and logistics sector, please visit their website.