Already a large source of greenhouse gas emissions, by 2050 goods transportation volumes are expected to triple and emissions double.
For industries moving high volumes of raw materials into factories and finished products into sales and distribution channels, the size and complexity of their logistics networks make it difficult to measure environmental impacts. The freight task is near-totally dependent on oil and is typically outsourced to many service providers.
ESG Metrics don’t ‘get’ Transport
Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) ratings don’t adequately capture supply chain impacts, so these transport activities can have material scope 3 emissions that go unnoticed.
Beyond climate impacts, freight transport causes more immediate costs to people and society from toxic air pollution, congestion, accidents, noise, and other negative externalities.
By taking control of logistics emissions, transport-intensive sectors can prioritise where and how to reduce environmental harm most effectively and optimise their supply chains for service quality, cost, and sustainability.
As the e-commerce boom puts more vehicles on the road for last-mile deliveries to homes and businesses, rising freight emissions are now an accelerating health and climate risk.
TK’Blue Agency – Rating and Labelling Agency of Transport
How to source and allocate reliable data to calculate transport emissions, particularly beyond tier one suppliers, remains a mystery for most companies.
When setting reduction targets and action plans for their network, shippers must engage service providers in a holistic sustainable logistics strategy based on systematically improving the quality and efficiency of equipment and practices to reduce both cost and environmental impacts.
The European TK’Blue Agency provides the methodology and digital tools for shippers to achieve this goal. It is a trusted, independent third-party providing major European retailers and global food/beverage/FMCG/industrial manufacturers with precise measurement of GHG and societal externalities of all transport modes.
The TK’Blue collaboration platform, run in SaaS mode, facilitates responsible procurement and full CSR compliance reporting by uniquely matching primary data from shippers and their carriers. It applies best practice measurement standards to present powerful analytics, reporting, benchmarking, and action planning to drive continuous improvement in quality, cost, and environmental performance.