As the need for environmental sustainability grows, so does the need for innovative ideas that improve the way we produce and consume. Carbon emissions are among the biggest culprits of ecological degradation, so decarbonization, the process of lowering or neutralizing the release of these harmful gasses, is an increasingly important movement in the global initiative to tackle climate change.
Sustainable route planning recognized as driver against climate change
DHL’s Trend Radar recently recognized Greenplan for its contribution to the cause while exploring the theme of decarbonization in logistics. By calculating routes which reduce travel distance and time, Greenplan’s algorithm shrinks the carbon footprint of delivery fleets and minimizes the environmental toll of globalized business.
The logistics industry is the largest source of emissions worldwide and therefore presents the best potential for improvement. Supply chains produce 60% of all carbon emissions and 90% of the emissions from the average given product. As commerce becomes more international, the transportation time from production site to consumer lengthens. This global network of exchange is both an achievement and a challenge. The production of CO2 has not only ecological costs, but monetary costs that consumers are forced to assume. In order to remain competitive and relevant in a society growing more environmentally mindful, distributors must modernize their methods. Consumers seek brands which offer fair prices while supporting green morals. Legislation which promotes corporate transparency, such as the EU’s 2023 Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), further motivates both companies and customers to reconsider how their economic choices affect the world around them.
Easy implementation for quick pay offs with dynamic routing
Awareness has grown, but the options for implementing healthier policies remain limited and often costly. Many sustainability solutions require significant initial investment and gradual integration. However, Greenplan’s route planning is easy to implement and quickly pays off its expense. This allows B2C and B2B companies to offer eco-friendlier products while preventing the need for an accompanying raise in prices. By simply optimizing existing resources, Greenplan makes the environmentally conscious choice more accessible for everyone.
Logistics technology providers like Greenplan can help lead the industry into a greener future. Our recognition in the DHL Trend Radar reflects a larger shift towards awareness and action on environmental topics in business. Our contribution to the cause is only one part of what must be a multifaceted advance against climate change and we hope that other companies and industries follow suit.
To read more about decarbonization and Greenplan’s optimization of operations, you can access the DHL article here: Decarbonization – DHL – Global