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Sustainable Logistics Guidebook

Get your step-by-step guide to minimizing transport emissions and decarbonizing your supply chain


Sustainability is no longer a subject that companies can afford to ignore. Consumers, suppliers, shareholders, and regulators are expecting to see change. You may feel that your transport emissions are out of your hands, but it is possible to take control of the carbon emissions generated by your freight logistics.

Use this guidebook to discover your options and evaluate what could work for your business!

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Your Circular Path to Decarbonization

Let us walk you through each step of the decarbonization process – from getting a clear picture of your carbon footprint and setting science-based targets to understanding and accessing the right carbon reduction tools. You will find best practice examples and questions to ask yourself along the way.

Step 1: Know Your Carbon Footprint

Tools for transparency

Transparency on the carbon footprint is essential for determining whether there is a potential for improvement, setting realistic goals and monitoring progress. Find out how to determine whether you’re working with accurate and valuable data and identify tools that may help get you the right data. Learn more about these tools in the report

Carbon Calculator

To compare modes and routes ahead of planning

Carbon Estimate

To understand how your company is performing

Carbon Reports

A granular assessment of emission drivers


Find out why it is a step forward in transparency

Step 2: Set Your CO2 Reduction Targets

Join the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI)

No two businesses have the same supply chain setup or follow the same path to low-carbon logistics. But through SBTi’s five-step process for setting science-based targets, you can demonstrate tangible sustainability commitments and boost investor confidence.Read about these five steps in the full report

Step 3: Identify Your Carbon Reduction Levers

Questions to help you find the right fit

Burning less and burning clean – for each of the carbon reduction levers of the guidebook, you’ll find a list of questions  to help you determine if it’s a good fit for your supply chain. Get the list of questions today by registering free

Modal Shift and Multimodal Solutions

Modal shifts are the most straightforward carbon reduction lever, but they also present challenges and require solid planning. Exploring and aligning the available options with your needs and goals can lead to substantial CO2 and cost savings.

Carrier Selection and Routing Optimization

The amount of fuel needed to carry your freight, which determines the carbon emissions of each shipment, partly depends on the vehicle types and shipping routes. Considering these factors when selecting a carrier can result in carbon reduction.

Shipment Consolidation

Shipments may come in all shapes and sizes, but shipping containers do not. There are only a few standard types. Your transport emissions are mostly measured by container, regardless of how full they are. By sharing container space, you can immediately increase the carbon efficiency of individual shipments.

Leverage Sustainable fuels

Logistics can play a significant role in the global effort to stop climate change by quickly increasing the share of clean transport movements. Until recently, it was only possible to send carbon-neutral shipments by offsetting the transport emissions. Now, sustainable fuels can be used to fully decarbonize freight transport and even entire supply chains.

Step 4: Select and Evaluate Your Key Trade Lanes

Every logistic operation is different and has unique potential

To make most of your decarbonbization efforts, it’s important  to reflect on your needs, assess where you can make the most significant impact, and balance your requirements in terms of costs, transit time, and desired emissions reductions.

The report offers two key pieces of advice and a get a checklist to make it work. Download the report today

Step 5: Decide and Implement

The keys and resources to understand sustainable procurement.

From our Smart Freight Procurement Guidelines to a comprehensive series on Integrating Sustainability into Your Logistics Procurement Process, we guide you through the process so you can move to Step 6 – extend your success to other lanes independently!

Sustainable Logistics. Simplified.

Your step-by-step to minimizing transport emissions and decarbonizing your logistics operation.