A report on creative supply chain strategies, cutting transport costs and emissions.
Supply Chain Logistics
Supply Chain Logistics
Why we work on Supply Chain Logistics
When it comes to decisions about the movement of freight, emissions matter.
The global flow of goods provides society with a greater selection of products at more competitive prices. But moving freight represents significant cost centers for companies and carries a significant environmental footprint.
All told, the global freight transportation and distribution system accounts for nearly three billion metric tons of heat-trapping carbon emissions each year. That’s equal to over 700 coal plants.
Global freight emissions are growing rapidly as a result of increased demand for goods and services. The surge in the movement of goods presents major challenges for efforts to avert climate destabilization and threatens widespread harm to public health.
EDF is tackling the freight challenge head-on. We work with some of the largest consumers of freight services to put freight on a more sustainable path. Together, we are developing and implementing strategies that increase the efficiency of freight movement and cut pollution.
Why it matters
- 53 million tons are moved by the U.S. freight system each day
- 500,000,000 metric tons of CO2 are emitted by U.S. freight system each year
- 47% percent increase in amount of U.S. freight since 1990
- Freight emissions freight are on pace to increase 20% over the coming decades.
Our work on supply chain logistics
We partner with corporations to set and achieve measurable targets for sustainable logistics. Leading companies are finding opportunities to reduce carbon emissions and cut transportation costs through improved logistics practices.
We partner with ports to set and track environmental performance metrics that will reduce criteria pollutants and mitigate negative health impacts in “hot spots” around freight infrastructure.
We gather and share information about what works. Are you doing something innovative with your logistics network? Are you facing logistics challenges? We want to tell your story.
By shipping product more efficiently, companies can reduce both costs and emissions.
EDF Supply Chain Superheroes: Get it There Cheaper and Greener
Learn how businesses can find ways to reduce carbon emissions and cut transportation costs through improved supply chain logistics practices.
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