Green Logistics [SUSTAINABILITY]

Posted by Erin Talbott on Aug 2, 2017 11:18:14 AM

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Have you ever considered why your company should pursue sustainability in it's supply chain?

Three reasons why you should pursue sustainability:

1. Reduced Carbon Footprint = Reduced Transportation Cost
There are many ways to reduce transportation carbon footprint. These range from reducing distances travelled, to modal shifts (e.g., Air to Ocean), to consolidation of freight in order to utilize transportation assets more effectively. In any of these scenarios, carbon footprint and cost are both reduced. We have sophisticated network modeling tools and the expertise to help our customers make informed decisions about solutions that get results.

2. Carbon Transparency 
Understanding, measuring, and reducing supply chain carbon footprint has quickly become a business imperative as consumers, shareholders and governmental organizations have come to expect companies to report and reduce their carbon footprint.

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3. Brand Enhancement
Developing a sustainable supply chain not only reduces carbon emissions and has a positive impact on the environment, but it can also enable your company to promote your sustainability program and improvement. 

Three ways we can help:

At Expeditors, our green logistics solutions capabilities offer multiple levels of analysis to support your sustainable logistics program.

  1. Carbon Footprint Summary Report - As the saying goes, you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Our carbon footprint report is a simple way to begin your sustainable logistics program. Starting with summary level information about the transportation activities in your supply chain, our team of experts can produce a report illustrating emissions across the network, by mode, geography and business entity.

  2. Supply Chain Carbon Diagnostic - A more detailed assessment of supply chain flows and carbon emissions that provides a baseline summary and identifies specific areas to focus on, with recommendations to improve network efficiency and environmental performance.

  3. Network Carbon Reduction Project - A comprehensive approach to reducing carbon emissions through overall performance optimization of the supply chain. Using sophisticated network design and modeling techniques, our team of supply chain experts simulates the cost, service and carbon impact of potential network enhancements.

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Topics: Sustainability