Roundtable: Anne Dubost from Heineken, Denis Choumert, president of AUTF and François-Régis Letourneau from L’Oréal
Heineken started measuring its carbon footprint from its logistics activities in 2010, which accounts for 9% of their product’s carbon footprint. Reduction targets are being published annually.
L’Oreal started their environmental and social program in 2013. CO2 emissions in Scope 1 and 2 have decreased by 77% compared to 2011. Within scope 3 the transport sector accounts for 600.000 tons CO2 of over 8 million tons.
To support shippers in improving their environmental performance, the AUTF has launched the FRET 21 program, which is now part of the EVE program.
Presentation of the EcoTransIT World tool by Cécile Bray, GEODIS and Ralph Anthes, IVE
For more than 20 years, EcoTransIT World has been developing and continuously updating a methodology and a tool able to calculate GHG emissions and air pollutants. EcoTransIT is based on 3 pillars:
- The EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI): a working group that brings together industry players, scientists, and researchers to maintain and develop a methodology and a tool globally recognized for calculating the environmental impacts of freight transport.
- EcoTransIT World Tool (ETW) provides a robust and transparent methodology validated by scientific institutes and a free online awareness tool.
- For professional users EcoTransIT World business solutions are being offered with 3 types of interfaces and allowing users to integrate operational / business data.
Presentation by Eszter Toth-Weedon, Industry Relations Manager, Smart Freight Center and Dr.-Ing. Verena Ehrler, Researcher – DLR / IFFSTAR)
Smart Freight Center is a global non-profit organization working for an efficient and zero-emission freight sector contributing to the Paris Agreement and the SDGs. SFC enabled the publication of the GLEC framework, a universal methodology for calculating GHG emissions which has been tested in the framework of the LEARN project (funded by the European Commission) and promotes the implementation of an ISO standard for calculating GHG emissions.
EcotransIT World Tool is the first certified tool compliant with the GLEC framework.
Summary of the morning
- Expectations of shippers are strong
- Shippers want to be able to obtain comparable data. The work of GLEC and LEARN towards a standardization goes in this direction
- EcoTransIT World is a living system, being continuously updated and improved
- EcoTransIT World allows simulations of GHG emissions and atmospheric pollutants and relies on research using reliable and recognized sources of information.
The French political impulse with Marc Cottignies of ADEME
The French “Info GES” regulation has been in place since October 2013: any transport provider must indicate to its customers the amount of CO2e linked to its transport (see presentation). An order dated February 26, 2019 specifies that the calculation methodology may be certified by an accredited body. It will be up to logistics providers to have the method checked. The functionality of each tool will be screened and this will result in the publication of tools and features that have been audited. Since EcoTransIT World was developed on the basis of the EN16258 standard and in accordance with French regulations, there is a good chance that customer solutions using this tool will be accredited. However, the data integrated in the client business solution must be specified for each case.
Presentation of the EVE Program = Voluntary Commitments for the Environment (4 types): CO2 charter (road carriers), FRET 21 and EVCOM to come for commissionaires. In addition, a platform known as PFE DET (will be built on the existing data of 1,500 French road carriers available in the CO2 charter) will be deployed; the timetable for putting the platform into production remains to be specified.
Clean Cargo and SAFA – Marine and Air Sector Partnerships Model (Angie Farrag Thibault, Director, Transportation & Logistics and Collaboration, BSR and Giulio Berruti, Associate Director, BSR)
More than 55 Clean Cargo members share the vision of a marine transportation industry as an integral part of sustainable supply chains. The presentation focuses on Clean Cargo’s first objective, which is to influence the reduction of maritime transport emissions and to provide quality and easily usable quantitative data. Examples of the many results reported by Clean Cargo are e.g.: 82% of the members use the results by trade lane; 19% reduction of CO2 / TEUkm between 2013 and 2017.