Ulm, 11/04/2022

The state of supply chain sustainability in Europe

11 April 2022 Sustainability is one of the most important and complex challenges facing the world today. Yet, 28% of supply chain companies still don’t have a sustainability strategy in place, according to “Real-Time Visibility and Sustainability in Europe’s Logistics Sector”, a Europe-wide survey of more than 200 supply chain stakeholders from Sixfold by Transporeon and Transport Intelligence (Ti). A further 20% have a sustainability strategy that is less than two years old, highlighting the general lack of maturity across the industry.

In terms of companies’ motivations for implementing sustainability strategies, reducing the carbon footprint (19%) is the top target. This is followed by cutting costs (16.8%) and increasing operational efficiency (16.7%). Just 7% say their main sustainability target is to reduce empty mileage.

Other key findings include:

  • Data has a key role to play in monitoring and managing emissions, with 45% having already integrated real-time visibility into their sustainability strategies.
  • Carrier performance monitoring and route optimisation are two other key technologies that stakeholders either already have in place, or plan to implement within the next two years.
  • The internal adoption of technology is the most significant factor in determining the pace at which sustainability strategies are implemented.

You can download the full report here.

About Transporeon 

At Transporeon, our mission is to bring transportation in sync with the world. We power the largest global freight network of 1,300 industrial shippers, 100 large retailers and more than 145,000 carriers and logistic service providers. They execute 120,000 transports per day on our platform and tender around €20bn in freight volume per year across land, ocean and air. Our Transportation Management Platform is fully equipped to meet modern supply chain needs, enabling transparent supply chains and efficient processes for all participants. Our modular tools and services cover market intelligence and benchmarking, freight procurement and rate management, transport execution, dock scheduling and yard management, tracking and visibility, freight settlement, payment and audit. All of this is fully deployable across the globe for continent-spanning multi-modal coverage that can handle any load. Transporeon is fully GDPR-compliant, including our data lake for automated decision-making support based on artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Transporeon is headquartered in Ulm, Germany, and maintains 18 offices around the globe with more than 1,300 employees across 27 countries. For more information visit  www.transporeon.com.

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