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Summary ETW Workshop 3rd April 2019 in Paris

Auditorium of the Workshop

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The Workshop was opened by Julien Darthout (CPV Associés) and Francois Régis Letourneau (CSR of ASLOG) stating the objective of the day: making an inventory of the needs of the sector, the tools and initiatives in measurement and reduction and to discuss how the tool EcoTransIT World can support the different actors in the determination and reduction of GHG emissions and air pollutants. Currently only very few shippers have the ability to make things happen on their own and more collaboration is needed.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. EcoTransIT World Tool (ETW) provides a robust and transparent methodology validated by scientific institutes and a free online awareness tool.
  3. 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.
    CMA CGM (Corinne Bonnard) demonstrates the value brought by Clean Cargo: CMA CGM has been a member since 2005 and reports its data annually to BSR. The data reported each year is real and verified data of the fleet and charter vessels (including fuel consumption and distances travelled) ship by ship. Clean Cargo calculates trade lane emission factors from these real and verified data transmitted by all shipping member companies.
    EcoTransIT World relies on Clean Cargo data for calculating GHG and SOx emissions. In particular, the members of Clean Cargo have access to the detailed emission data by shipping company and trade lane.

    Integration of business data by users: Marie-Laurence Merville (Panalpina), Claire Gentil (SNCF Freight), Tariel Chamerois (DB Schenker), Cécile Bray (GEODIS)

    For air transport, the business data reported by Panalpina include weight, routing and flight number which allows ETW to identify type of aircraft (OAG base) as well as the average consumption of this type of aircraft (Small Emitter Tool, EU base). For shipping, Schenker sends the number of TEUs, the routing and the identifier of the shipping company (SCAC code). Based on these elements, EcoTransIT World converts the data of Clean Cargo – also complying with the GLEC framework and taking into account ECA Zones (Emission Control Areas) – and retrieves the specific data of each shipping company. For the road transport, GEODIS carries out its calculation with EcotransIT integrating in particular the typology of vehicle (template and standard of emission) as well as the actual kms in load and empty. Fret SNCF performs the calculation based on the actual mass of the train and the actual traction mode of each section (electric or thermal). For all these users, the calculation is done for GHG emissions and air pollutants.
    Conclusion: Freight forwarding agents presently using the same EcoTransIT methodology but for a given route, will not produce the same results in terms of CO2 emissions because the business / production data of each service provider are included in the calculation and transport solutions are different (shipping companies, aircraft type, … routing)

    Conclusion of the day

  • EcoTransIT World users can act on the reduction of their / their customers’ emissions by a fair and comparable determination from one carrier to another.
  • EcoTransIT World Initiative (EWI) is a working group that collaborates with industry players to provide a harmonized methodology and calculation, in line with national and international standards
  • EcoTransIT World enables the reporting of GHG emissions and air pollutants, simulates and compares different transport scenarios
  • EcoTransIT World is scalable and will comply with the ISO standard once it exists
  • The license fees paid to EcoTransIT World finance the evolutions
  • French members of EcoTransIT World propose to organize a working group to answer questions that were not addressed during the day and in particular French specificities
  • 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.

    3rd EcoTransIT Stakeholder Workshop in Paris

    Le 3ème forum EcotransIT World s’est tenu mercredi 3 avril à Paris au siège de SNCF. Au cours de cette matinée, des experts, des membres de l’initiative EcoTransIT World et des utilisateurs de l’outil de calcul se sont exprimés afin de rappeler les enjeux carbone du transport de marchandises et de partager les atouts et les fonctionnalités de la solution EcoTransIT World. En guise de contexte: The third EcoTransIT World Forum was held on Wednesday 3 April in Paris. Over the course of the morning event, experts, members of the EcoTransIT initiative and users of the calculaton tool spoke to remind carbon freight issues and share the benefits and features of EcoTransIT World solution.The background:
    Jean-Michel Genestier, Directeur général adjoint SNCF GEODIS, Directeur de l’offre Intermodale, Transport Combiné et Autoroutes Ferroviaires a rappelé la genèse d’EcoTransIT et l’engagement permanent de SNCF-Geodis en faveur du développement durable et d’un transport plus respectueux de l’environnement, Jean Michel Genestier, SNCF Geodis Deputy Chief Executive, Intermodal, Combined and Rail motorway Chief Strategy, reminded the EcoTransIT history and continuous involvement of SNCF Geodis for sustainable development and eco-friendly logistic solutions.
    Hélène Le Teno, du cabinet Carbone 4 a rappelé les enjeux de la maîtrise des émissions de CO2 dans le secteur du transport, qui représente environ un quart des émissions mondiales, dont 10% pour le transport de marchandises, Hélène Le Teno, Carbon 4 Consultancy, pointed out the challenges of controlling CO2 emissions in the transport sectorm which accounts for about a quarter of gloabal emissions and 10% for freight only.
    Pascal Chambon, directeur général des transports du Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement Durable et de l’Energie a ensuite exposé l’ambition et le périmètre de la loi française qui rend obligatoire à compter du 1er octobre 2013 l’information CO2 sur les prestations de transport. Pascal Chambon, Director General at Transport of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy services as from October 1, 2012.
    Les attentes des chargeurs ont été exprimées à travers le témoignage de Jean Oberlé, Global Supply Chain, VP Transport de Schneider Electric. Expectations of shippers were addressed by Jean Oberlé, Global Supply Chain, VP Transportat Schneider Electric.
    Les représentants de l’initiative qui a conçu et développé EcotransIT World, ont ensuite présenté l’outil et ses applications opérationnelles concrètes, la valeur ajoutée qu’il représente et les réponses qu’il apporte aux transporteurs multimodaux. Representatives of EcoTransIT World Initiative which design and developed the tool presented its real-life operational applications, the value-added and solutions it provides to multie-modal transport comapanies.
    Alexandre Vallès d’itnovem, a présenté les atouts de l’outil et les différentes façons de l’utiliser, Alexandre Vallès, from itnovem, presented the methodology and different ways to use the tool,
    Claire Gentil, responsable du développement durable de Fret SNCF, Claire Gentil, head of sustainable development at Fret SNCF,
    Erika Sagert, directrice du développement durable de Hapag-Lloyd et Erika Sagert, Manager of Sustainability Management at Hapag-Lloyd,
    Geneviève Bedin, directrice RSE de Geodis, sont également apporté leur témoignage en tant qu’utilisatrices de la solution EcoTransIT World. Geneviève Bedin, CSR director at Geodis, gave feedbacks from their experiences as EcoTransIT World users.
    La matinée fut conclue par Jérôme Orsel, Responsable développement durable de Schenker France. The morning came to an end with a talk by Jérôme Orsel, head of sustainable development at the DB Schenker group.

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    Press Release

    PR: Information on 3nd Stakeholder EcotransIT Workshop

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