This is a simple and practical concept which saves both money and a lot of CO2. In any European country, some 5 to 8 different parcel delivery companies take care of most of the parcels going to shops. At an average independent retailer, you will see 6 trucks stopping every day, each with one or two parcels to deliver. The reason for this is that the suppliers to that shop all have their own transport contracts, there is no coordination. If all suppliers to that shop use the same transport firm, the same number of parcels is delivered in less shipments. So, it is really about working together with a limited number of logistic companies.

In addition to this ‘eliminating the number of trucks’, some companies are currently coordinating their delivery moments, thus creating even bigger shipments, and less delivery moments. Theoretically, there is an optimum for this ‘consolidation in truck and in time’, and this optimum can save about 50% of all truck movements into any city in Europe. This is still far away. But it shows that a relatively simple collaboration already pays off huge results. Results by a couple of European industry associations show that already between 10 and 15% savings is realized.

CO2 Improve for IAF members

As an IAF member you can enter into a partnership with CO₂ Improve. Please contact us or Greenway Logistics for an appointment and more information. We will provide you with a CO₂ Improve partner package to be able to offer to your members. Together we can offer (certified) monitoring and motivate fashion and textile companies to be greener and cleaner.

Participating in the CO₂ Improve program works as follows:

  • The company contacts CO₂ Improve for a meeting and introduction
  • Together we discuss the company’s ambitions and CO₂ reduction targets,
    and fill in the CO₂ Improve questionnaire
  • Collecting of shipping data
  • Monitoring and calculating the companies’ CO₂ footprint
  • Provide and review monitoring results
  • Action plan: advice and support for CO₂ footprint improvements
  • Annual monitoring CO₂ reduction
  • CO₂ Improve provides a certified report that complies with international standards for calculating CO₂ emissions of transport (GLEC / Greenhouse protocol)

Prepare for future demands from customers, governments, accountants and NGOs. Hands on support is available to help you with your set up. We welcome all participants in exploring their individual possibilities to work on a more sustainable logistics.

CO₂ Improve. Don’t compensate. Innovate.