Geopost has launched the Carbon Calculator digital tool to support shippers’ carbon management and reduction strategies.
Built for and with Geopost’s customers, the technology supports shippers’ carbon reduction strategies by enabling customers to analyze in real time, report and ultimately reduce emissions over the long term.
Geopost’s Carbon Calculator help shippers accurately track their carbon emissions, by using scan events to track each parcel as it moves through the Geopost network. This enables Geopost to provide its customers with emissions data specific to their shipments and real-time visibility on their scope 3 emissions.
Geopost’s Carbon Calculator is in methodological conformance with robust, international carbon accounting standards, notably the Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework for Logistics Emissions Methodologies (GLEC Framework). The tool is officially accredited by the Smart Freight Centre and is authorized to provide carrier greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data for freight and logistics.
The Carbon Calculator is available in 10 business units (Chronopost, DPD France, DPD UK, DPD Belgium, DPD Poland, DPD Estonia, DPD Latvia, DPD Croatia, DPD Slovenia and DPD Switzerland) and Geopost intends to gradually roll it out to its shippers over 2023, covering the company’s 20 largest business units in Europe by the end of the year.
Jean-Claude Sonet, executive vice president responsible for marketing, communications and sustainability at Geopost, said, “At Geopost, we have proven since 2012 our expertise in innovating for sustainable outcomes by constantly improving how we quantify and report on carbon emissions to the benefit of our customers. I firmly believe that our Carbon Calculator is a perfect example of this. It is a pioneering tool, built in line with international carbon accounting standards, designed to help businesses meet the need for accurate, regular CO2 emissions reporting – all while helping them make more sustainable decision making in the long-term.”
Geopost’s European e-shoppers study showed that consumers are thinking more than ever about the impact of their purchases on their local communities and their social and environmental responsibility. According to the data, 64% of regular e-shoppers are willing to go to a different website to find a more sustainable delivery option. Yet, the same study also reveals that e-shoppers largely feel that sustainability is the responsibility of brands and companies. In this context, the company highlights that shippers need to measure carbon emissions across their transportation networks so they can reduce emissions where it matters most. They require accurate Scope 3 emissions data from their transportation service providers to accurately consolidate, compare and reduce carbon emissions. Geopost also asserts that they need to provide reliable and transparent data to their consumers.
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