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ETW first GLEC accredited tool

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) accredited EcoTransIT World as first emission calculation tool to be compliant with the GLEC framework.

Accreditation Statement ETW

We are very proud to announce that EcoTransIT World is the first emission calculation tool which is accredited to be compliant with the global GLEC framework. The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) framework established by Smart Freight Centre (SFC) has been created to be the leading methodology for freight transports and logistics operations. It allows companies to consistently calculate their GHG footprint across the global multi-modal supply chain.

As part of the accreditation statement SFC confirmed the ETW calculation to be in line with Well-to-Wheel GHG emissions according the the scopes of the GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain Accounting and Reporting Standard.

Especially the global geographic coverage together with the ability to calculate all modes of transports (Road, Rail, Air, Inland Waterways, Sea) and Logistics Sites underlines the comprehensive implementation of the GLEC framework. In addition ETW allows flexible integration of customer specific data to model transport and emissions as realistic as possible.

This accreditation is a milestone and a confirmation of our continuous efforts to create and develop a state-of-the-art carbon and emission calculator for the whole global multi-modal supply chain.

A Smart Cooperation – MoU with SFC (GLEC)

Smart Freight Centre (GLEC) and EcoTransIT World signed Memorandum of Understanding

It is one of the biggest aims of EcoTransIT World (ETW) to align the emission calculations of our users while at the same time we also consider other initiatives for cooperation and knowledge exchange.

SFC: GLEC FrameworkNow, we are pleased to announce our latest cooperation partner Smart Freight Centre (SFC) with whom we signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). SFC is a global non-profit organisation working to remove barriers to a more efficient and environmentally sustainable freight and logistics sector and which initiated the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework (GLEC) as a voluntary partnership of companies, industry associations and green freight programs.

Together, ETW and SFC aim to improve the calculation of emission footprints for freight transport with the intention of helping the sector to reduce its environmental impact. This cooperation will increase the efficiency of both organisations. ETW and SFC have cooperated for some time, particularly as many ETW users are involved in the implementation of the GLEC framework.

With the MoU, we would like to enlarge and strengthen this cooperation. As a first step, SFC acknowledged that ETW’s interpretation of EN16258 can be used to calculate values as a substitute solution in the situation where actual measurements of carrier fuel consumption are not available. SFC acknowledged that ETW will go a step forward and offer an option for users to directly enter fuel and consignment data according to the preferred approach of the GLEC Framework if requested. Furthermore, the full inclusion of the Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) methodology in the business solution as an option in ETW is an important development towards closer alignment across transport modes.

In addition to GLEC based carrier data and factors, the generic approach of ETW is able to perfectly fill gaps based according to a strong, neutral and scientific methodology.