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Representatives of the European Parliament and the European commission recently welcomed the industry-driven approach to establish a pan-European standard system for collecting, analyzing and monitoring CO2 emissions from road freight operations. The initiators of the programme, HEINEKEN, The Dow Chemical Company, DHL and TNT informed key European officials about the progress made towards a uniquely European version of the comparable SmartWay Partnership programme in the US. Since last year the group has grown from seven founder members to some 25 companies committed to seeing this initiative succeed. Together with the Energy Saving Trust (EST), the European Shippers' Council , and EVO (taking the role of the secretariat) GreenFreight Europe was brought to life.

What do our members say? Watch this video to get a better view on the Green Freight Europe programme:

The initiative GreenFreight Europe aims to generate strong market incentives to engage companies across the supply chains in green procurement of transportation services in order stimulate long-term improvements. Therefore, a central database to calculate, validate and benchmark the environmental performance of transportation companies was built and designed. The database is hosted by a neutral and independent body. This way logistics managers are able to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of their products through green procurement of transportation services. Transportation companies will benefit from attracting climate-conscious customers, understanding their environmental score and getting access to best-practices on eco-efficiency.

Following a first year of comparing, testing and evaluating different concepts, the European initiative officially launched on March 2012 on the basis of its own European methodology

The program drives reductions of carbon emissions by:

  • Establishing a platform for monitoring and reporting of carbon emissions, to assist in the procurement of transportation services and based on existing standard.
  • Promoting collaboration between carriers and shippers in driving improvement actions and monitoring progress.
  • Establishing a certification system to reward shippers and carriers who fully participate in the program.

It is also the platform for companies to share best practices, promote innovations and communicate sustainability improvements on European road freight.

Furthermore, GreenFreight Europe fosters cooperation with other related initiatives, programs and working groups globally.