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WASHINGTON, DC: June 23, 2016. A method to calculate the carbon footprint of the complete logistics supply chain has been released by the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC).

Greenhouse protocolGLEC was established in 2014 as a partnership between leading businesses, associations and logistics industry experts. Members include DB Schenker, Deutsche Post DHL, Hapag-Lloyd, Kuehne+Nagel, Maersk, SNCF, BNSF, TNT, CLECAT, IATA, TIACA, the European Shippers Council, UK FTA and the Global Shippers Forum.

“For the first time, emissions can be calculated consistently at a global level covering road, rail, inland waterways, sea, air and transhipment centers,” said Sophie Punte, executive director of Smart Freight Centre, a global non-profit organization that leads the GLEC.

The GLEC ‘Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies 1.0’ is available here. Promotion events to raise awareness are scheduled for Singapore on September 07 and in Brussels on November 15 2016. 

“[The] new emissions framework will help HP calculate our GHG footprint consistently across our global supply chain while improving reporting processes and business decisions,” noted Mike Passon, senior director for HP Global Logistics Procurement & Partner Management.

Roger Libby, head of Corporate Public Policy at Deutsche Post DHL added the GLEC Framework is an essential tool in its progress toward improving carbon efficiency 30 percent by 2020 from a 2007 baseline.

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