October 13, 2020: GEODIS' commitment to a socially and environmentally responsible business dates back over 10 years. Now, its online emissions calculator that determines the carbon footprint of a freight shipment is freely available on its website.
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," said Ccile Bray, senior expert climate and carbon accounting at GEODIS.
This neww, intuitive service is developed in partnership with EcoTransIT World, whose methodology is accredited by the Smart Freight Centre's Global Logistics Emission Council's (GLEC) framework.
Aware that climate change is a major challenge in the transport sector, 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.