How does GreenFreight work?

GreenFreight Europe provides a single platform to which shippers and carriers input operational data necessary to calculate, validate and benchmark the environmental performance of their transport operations.

The platform is run by a neutral and independent host, which ensures the confidentiality of information and the transparency of the process.

Members can apply annually for a Green Freight Label, which is based on the operational data and on the progress a company is showing on environmental targets. The label recognises the level of maturity in environmental performance.

Maturity is expressed at four levels:

  1. Understanding the baseline and identify opportunities to improve
  2. Share CO2 reduction strategies and set targets
  3. Measure and mature, show progress on CO2 reduction and implementing measures
  4. Demonstrate leadership and achieve the targets

For each level a member will receive a green leaf. The leaf is valid for one year. Each year members will raise the bar.

 

How does it work for carriers?
- Carriers provide Green Freight Europe with data (e.g. fuel, km, fleet profile), enabling the calculation of their carbon emission performance

- Carriers receive a score and a benchmark against similar operations

- Carriers commit to improving the fuel efficiency of their fleet over time and need to demonstrate this annually

- Carriers receive a label that expresses their progress and level of maturity

 

How does it work for shippers?
- Shippers provide Green Freight Europe with data (e.g. shipments, carriers used), enabling the calculation of the carbon emission performance of transportation operations contracted with Green Freight Europe carriers.

- Shippers commit to improving the carbon emission performance of their supply chain over time and need to demonstrate their commitment annually.

- Shippers receive a label that expresses their progress and level of maturity


Green Freight Europe platform
The UK-based Energy Saving Trust (EST) is appointed to develop a tool that would deliver the benchmarking reports and analysis of truck CO2 emissions for the rapidly expanding membership of the group. With several years of experience in this field, EST will work on this technical solution over the coming months.