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Green Freight Europe aims to be recognized as the leading independent voluntary program for improving environmental performance of road freight transport in Europe. Initiated in 2009 and launched on March 27th 2012 the industry-driven organization has grown to more than 60 multinational carriers, shippers and logistics service providers.
The program is a pan-European standard system for collecting, analyzing and monitoring CO2 emissions from road freight operations which is modeled on the SmartWay Transport Partnership. The group has grown over 60 companies working together with the Energy Saving TrustGreen Freight Europe aims to generate strong market incentives to engage companies across the supply chains in green procurement of transportation services in order stimulate long-term improvements.
The program drives reductions of carbon emissions by:
- Establishing a platform for monitoring and reporting of carbon emissions, to assist in the procurement of transportation services and based on existing standard.
- Promoting collaboration between carriers and shippers in driving improvement actions and monitoring progress.
- Establishing a certification system to reward shippers and carriers who fully participate in the program.
It is also the platform for companies to share best practices, promote innovations and communicate sustainability improvements on European road freight.
Furthermore, GreenFreight Europe fosters cooperation with other related initiatives, programs and working groups globally.