BigMile and business association evofenedex have already joined forces in 2020 and will continue to develop the collaboration this year. After a successful pilot phase, the two parties have underlined their ambition to further help the logistics sector with sustainability through a new cooperation agreement. Together they strive to support companies in their challenge to reduce CO2 emissions by sharing knowledge and success stories.
Climate goals in logistics
The new climate goals ensure that companies within logistics are faced with the task of making the sector more sustainable in upcoming years. It is crucial that companies that transport goods (or have them transported) determine the CO2 emissions of their logistics activities. This allows them to work effectively to reduce emissions. By 2030, CO2 emissions in Europe must be reduced by 30 percent with the ultimate goal of having a completely climate-neutral logistics chains by 2050. Supply chain optimisation, the use of multimodal transport and the introduction of emission-free zones in bigger cities should make this possible.
Recent research by evofenedex showed that 64 percent of companies with fewer than 20 employees have not yet carried out a CO2 inventory. And for businesses with more than 20 employees, that number is 44 percent. BigMile helps companies to get an accurate picture of their CO2 emissions. Members of eveofenedex can use BigMile’s CO2 calculation and analysis tool at a reduced rate.
CO2 footprint reports
BigMile enables companies to calculate the CO2 emissions of their own logistics activities and the emissions of the entire chain. It can also be used to comply with the approaching CO2 reporting obligation. The tool is suitable for companies that cover regional or city areas as well as globally operating multinationals using different modes of transport. Over 200 companies are already using BigMile, including Driscoll’s, Ricoh, DHL and Ceva Logistics.
Both organizations are committed in providing advice to companies on how to effectively reduce emissions. “We think it is important that businesses have access to the right information and receive help to make their logistics chain more sustainable.” – thus Thomas Reitsma Transport Manager at evofenedex. “With BigMile, our members are able to obtain concrete and accessible insight into their CO2 emissions. With this information we can further advise members on how they can reduce these emissions. This is how we work on sustainability together with our members.”
The standard in CO2 calculation
“Our collaboration with evofenedex is important to support our mission to make sure the BigMile platform is the global standard for CO2 calculation in the supply chain.” -says Jan Pronk, Managing Director at BigMile. “Its members are the parties that often initiate the logistics movement in the role of assigning party. Together with their own transport department or logistics service providers, BigMile can map the CO2 footprint of the entire chain.” Jan Pronk emphasizes the need to calculate the CO2 footprint: “Given the approaching CO2 reporting obligation and the nearing taxes on CO2, the importance of a standard CO2 calculation platform to which all stakeholders are connected will become extremely important.”
BigMile is pleased to be able to make a difference in creating a more sustainable logistics sector together with the eveofenedex member network. This way we ensure that logistic supply chains have more insight into their CO2 emissions and their possible reductions. Would you like to know more about the BigMile solution? Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.