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Carbon calculator available online

Geodis has made its freight emissions calculator available for free


October 13, 2020
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LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France – Geodis has made its freight emissions calculator available for free.

The calculator measures air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions generated by an individual shipment’s journey, comparing the performance of different modes of transport (air, rail, road, sea, inland waterway, etc.). For each shipment of goods, the calculator gives an overview of the various options, making it an invaluable aid in choosing the most environmentally friendly transport.

The tool performs calculations that take into account the goods being shipped, their origin, destination and mode of transport before providing a quantitative evaluation.

“The precise measurement of emissions generated by one’s activities is a precondition for improvement. This initiative provides a transparent and reliable way to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants for each mode of transport” says Cécile Bray, senior expert, climate and carbon accounting at Geodis.

 User-friendly

 This new service is available in English and French. It is developed in partnership with EcoTransIT World, whose methodology is accredited by the Smart Freight Centre’s Global Logistics Emission Council’s (GLEC) framework.

Geodis has set its sights on reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent between now and 2030. In 2019, the company was awarded an A- rating by the CDP, a non-profit international organization that manages the largest environmental reporting platform devoted to companies and cities.

With this rating, the CDP recognized Geodis as a pioneering company that is implementing appropriate actions to report, control and effectively reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Only six percent of the companies assessed by the CDP worldwide received an equivalent or higher rating.

To reduce its carbon emissions, Geodis strives to optimize transport plans by implementing approaches that improve trucks’ load factor and avoid empty miles; develop the use of rail for multimodal transport; and, has integrated vehicles that use cleaner energy into its fleet (natural gas and electric).

Geodis also commits to providing its customers with solutions to reduce their carbon footprint at each step of the supply chain.