European Logistics: Going green
OceanBlue Logistics is aware of its responsibilities and none more so than going green.
A report, Transport and Environment: On the way to a new common transport policy, issued by the European Environment Agency (EEA) says that transport and logistics is responsible for 21% of total greenhouse gas emissions within the EU. This excludes international aviation and maritime transport.
93% of all transport and logistics emissions are contributed by road transport according to the report.
The report refers to the EU.s Sustainable Development Strategy in calling for a reduction in transport and logistics emissions to reduce the overall carbon dioxide emissions by 20% by 2020.
We intend to tackle this challenge together with our suppliers and hauliers to reduce our carbon footprint with environmentally friendly solutions, for example:
- Utilising rail services where available (already using rail services in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia and Kazakhstan).
- Recycling dunnage (over 90% already achieved)
- Waste management (under discussion with landlord and local council)
- Delivering documents electronically (over 45% already achieved)