In general, there is a wide variety of packaging cartons in use in the Fashion, Textile and Sports industry. Both from production to Europe, as well as from warehouse to shop or consumer, a lot of different sizes and qualities of parcels can be found. The lack of well tested and accepted standards has led to the current situation that everybody is making their own judgement.

All research show that a lot of space in transport is lost, and a lot of unnecessary carton is used as a result. Any average container or truck could be stuffed a couple of percentages better if a modular sizing system would exist. Also, especially on the Asia-Europe cartons, some 35% less carton could be used without giving up strength and quality.

Currently, an international initiative is underway to create European packaging standards for the Fashion, Textile and Sports industry, on both sizing and strength requirements. Many industry associations are teaming up here, to make sure that the scale is met to push these standards once and for all.

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.