Choose eco-friendly transport
On the road of carbon neutrality
Both shippers and carriers are keenly aware of the urgent need for concrete efforts in relation to the carbon transition.
Buyers are becoming increasingly demanding in this area, and it’s becoming necessary to convince consumers of the validity and effectiveness of your approach.
However, despite the importance of this issue, transport stakeholders still lack practical solutions allowing them to take action and control their environmental impact.
The low carbon transition is clearly a strategic issue, which must be addressed, above all, with a proven and verifiable methodology.
To support transport players in this process, Fretlink has chosen to join forces with WeNow, a recognised player.
WeNow has numerous labels and certifications and has been recognised as a United Nations Climate Champion since 2016. That is also the reason why their solution is recommended by Climate Neutral Now, an initiative launched by the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC).
The first step is to establish a scientifically proven method for calculating emissions. This is the foundation on which all reduction and offsetting efforts are built. However, not all approaches are equal.
That’s why we apply a combination of methodologies from the Ademe reference framework, in order to obtain the most rigorous and therefore most reliable calculation possible.
Generally speaking, the methods for measuring CO2 emissions stop there. However, Fretlink and WeNow have decided to supplement them by adding the following criteria:
This way of calculating CO2 emissions is much more realistic, giving the Green Roads method a reliability index that is higher than other standards on the market.
Accurately measuring CO2 emissions generated by your business enables you to identify levers that can be used to reduce your footprint.
The second step is about reduction. Based on precise measurements of CO2 emissions from a given organization, we implement a series of measures to reduce the amount of carbon emitted for each mile traveled.
It all starts with a commitment from our partners to use more environmentally-friendly methods.
Evolution of the fleet
Choices about the types of vehicles being used are the first lever to reduce CO2 emissions. We consider two complementary factors.
Eco-friendly route planning
All transport orders formalised as part of the Green Roads solution include a route recommendation.
Eco-driving training for drivers
For all this to work in practice, the use of cleaner engines and better thought-out routes also requires some knowledge of eco-driving, which we make sure to pass on to all drivers involved in the Green Roads lines.
By favoring more recent and efficient EURO6 standard vehicles, fuel consumption is reduced, which reduces CO2 emissions.
There are several fuels alternatives that can reduce up to 60% of the CO2 emissions.
Even if these kinds of technologies could drastically decrease the environmental footprint, not all alternatives are the same, and we take that into account.
Want to position your fleet as part of the Green Roads project? Please get in touch.
If you want to develop your fleet or your methods to reduce your carbon footprint, we can help.
All Fretlink partners looking to reduce energy consumption related to their business are eligible for Energy Savings Certificates (ESC).
This mechanism aims to promote actions and investments designed to reduce energy expenditure, particularly in road transport. In particular, the following efforts are rewarded:
Replacing vehicles with new high-performance vehicles
Onboard telematics for monitoring how a vehicle is driven
Training drivers in fuel-efficient driving
Monitoring fuel consumption with private cards
You want to benefit from the French CEE ? Contact us and we will connect you with GEO PLC, a Fretlink's partner that can help you on this matter.
The solution developed by WeNow and Fretlink goes beyond the reduction of CO2 emissions by both allowing shippers to offset their emissions and planting trees in France in order to help protect biodiversity.
All the carbon offset projects endorsed by Fretlink are certified by the UN. In addition to their benefits on CO2, they also help generate jobs and ensure the energy transition of developing countries. Tree planting projects in France are carried out and monitored by the ONF (Office National des Forêts), which guarantees the sustainability and adaptation of French forests to climate change.
We intelligently combine international projects identified by the UN and national reforestation efforts implemented by the French National Forests Office.
Want to limit your organisation’s environmental footprint? Contact us to start your own Green Roads journey today.
If you’d like to include your transport partners in the process, we can provide the relevant support.