Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA welcomes CO2 guidance for the logistics industry

The FTA has welcomed new Department for Transport-led guidance aimed at providing help to logistics carriers in calculating and reporting direct emissions of greenhouse gases from their freight transport operations.

Guidance on measuring and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from freight transport operations was developed by a cross industry steering group involving the Department for Transport, trade associations representing the logistics sector and a cross section of UK distribution businesses. It gives advice on voluntary reporting and provides more specific information and examples relating to freight transport activities. 

The guidance should fit into existing measurement and reporting activities undertaken by companies, and the data will fit  the Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme – a voluntary approach by the logistics sector to record emissions and report progress. This means that one set of data can be used to report emissions at both an individual company level and at sector level.

Simon Chapman, FTA’s chief economist said: “This new guidance will help ensure that carriers can provide data using a consistent approach.  In addition, when they are moving freight for several customers on the same journey, the emissions from that journey can now be allocated using an approach that is recognised across the industry.”

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