Logistics

In today’s interconnected world, all sectors form integral parts of the production and consumption chains, each interlinked with the others. However, the logistics sector holds a distinct position in this ecosystem. Logistics plays a pivotal role in nearly every sector; production and reaching the consumer are unattainable without the supply of raw materials, packaging needed for production, and the transportation of the final product or service. This dynamism in the logistics sector, a vital component across industries, contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Logistics

ISO 14064, one of the two standards employed in carbon footprint calculations, categorizes carbon footprint sources into 6 categories, with Category 3 specifically encompassing logistics-related carbon footprint. Another standard, the GHG Protocol, classifies carbon sources into 3 main headings, and within the GHG Protocol, logistics emissions are calculated under two subheadings, Scope 3-04 and Scope 3-09. Managing carbon emissions in the logistics sector, with its distinct scopes for calculations across all industries, is a critical matter that warrants attention. Given the sector’s size, engaging in emission-reducing and sustainable activities within logistics is crucial for fostering a sustainable world.

Sustainable Logistics

The logistics sector is responsible for 60 per cent of oil consumption. Implementing environmentally friendly initiatives in the logistics sector will significantly contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The Fit for 55 policy proposals package, released by the European Commission, outlines the inclusion of maritime and road transport in the EU Emissions Trading System, subjecting them to carbon taxation at European entry and exit points. Additionally, the FuelEU Maritime initiative aims to incentivize the adoption of lower-carbon alternatives in maritime vehicles. It can be asserted that regulations, particularly those requiring harmonisation for logistics to Europe are imminent.

Road transport, particularly based on factors such as fuel, vehicle, and route, may have a direct impact on public health. Implementing sustainable logistics practices will contribute to safeguarding public health.

The scale and significance of the logistics sector introduce a competitive landscape. In a world where sustainability awareness is on the rise, different markets may share common demands. Undertaking studies within this framework presents an opportunity to distinguish oneself in the market.

What Can We Do Together?

Various studies can be conducted on product sustainability and corporate sustainability in the automotive industry, one of the sectors in which Metsims, who has nearly 20 years of experience Metsims is equipped to conduct various sustainability studies in the logistics sector, an area in which it is actively engaged. We are always prepared to join your sustainability journey, bringing our expertise in areas such as GRI reporting, LCA, corporate carbon footprint, corporate water footprint, sustainable strategy, and business model development! Explore our expertise in this domain and engage with our team of experts!

Meet our Logistics Industry Consultants

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Peter Lee

Commercial Director

David Parker

Sustainability Consultant

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Peter Lee

Commercial Director

David Parker

Sustainability Consultant

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