Freight group has launched an online emissions calculator that determines the carbon footprint of a freight shipment on several alternative modes.
Geodis has launched an online emissions calculator that determines the carbon footprint of a freight shipment on its website, as part of its “commitment to a socially and environmentally responsible business”.
The calculator measures air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions generated by an individual shipment’s journey, comparing the performance of different modes of transport (air, rail, road, sea, inland waterway). For each shipment of goods, the calculator gives an overview of the various options, “making it an invaluable aid in choosing the most environmentally friendly transport”, the company said.
The tool performs calculations that take into account the goods being shipped, their origin, destination and mode of transport – as well as average load factors and empty journeys, before providing a quantitative evaluation.
“The precise measurement of emissions generated by one’s activities is a precondition for improvement. This initiative provides a transparent and reliable way to quantify greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants for each mode of transport” said Cécile Bray, Senior Expert Climate and Carbon Accounting at GEODIS.
A ‘user-friendly’ solution
This new service is available in English and French. It was developed in partnership with EcoTransIT World, whose methodology is accredited by the Smart Freight Centre’s Global Logistics Emission Council’s (GLEC) framework.