When speaking or designing sustainability strategies, the three prioritization levels “reduce, reuse, recycle” are often used as a framework for defining ecological measures. When transferring this to logistics, the latter two: Reusing and recycling apply to equipment and packaging but not to business processes. This leaves us with the first one: The reduction of carbon emissions. To make this as easy to understand as possible,here are four solutions to implement greener logistics.
The exchange of goods is growing worldwide in the course of globalisation and the logistics industry is an important reason for Europe-wide prosperity. Trade and transport routes are reliably mastered and therefore also stand for global economic networking. However, logistics and transport not only cause prosperity, but also CO2. With a share of 23 percent of global CO2 emissions, the transport and logistics sector bears a special responsibility in the fight against climate change (IPCC, Working Group III Report, May 2007).