Having the best data on carbon emissions is about to become even more important for companies working in green logistics and shipping. As CO2 emission reporting becomes mandatory across the EU by the end of 2023, companies relying on default data will face higher reported carbon emissions, which in turn leads to higher costs for both shippers and carriers.
Sustainable transport and the Scope 3 emissions ‘monster’
For many companies, the challenge of sustainable transport and carbon emission reporting also involves dealing with Scope 3 emissions, which include all indirect emissions as part of a company’s value chain.
This includes upstream going to the facility, or downstream going to the customer. Measuring such emissions is key to green logistics, says Marvin Endlich, Head of Global Procurement – Logistics & Packaging at ICL Group.