New dashboard tracks carbon emissions

by MM&D staff

FROM THE MM&D JULY/AUGUST 2011 PRINT EDITION: DHL Global Forwarding, Freight has launched a new carbon emissions tracking service called the GOGREEN Carbon Dashboard.

The company says customers can use the dashboard to choose from several reports to better understand what drives carbon emissions. The system records carbon emissions coming from both DHL and third-party sources in an effort to provide users with a single carbon measurement platform.

The tool looks at several transport modes—including pickup, delivery and the rest of the supply chain—and helps to account for and manage carbon emissions, with CO2 mapping available instantly from a web-based hub.

“Up to 50 percent of the carbon footprint of a product comes from the supply chain,” says Kathrin Brost, vice-president, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight Green Strategy. “In the future, carbon will become a global currency. The new carbon dashboard helps our customers identify their impact in detail so that together we can find greener solutions wherever possible.”

The dashboard ensures a standard calculation approach and treats CO2 as a business parameter, said DHL. The tool puts such emissions into relation with other supply chain parameters such as volumes shipped, product density and trade lane efficiency, the company said.

The company said users could use the tool to decide between various carbon reduction scenarios for their shipments.