This initiative was taken to tackle the huge amount of air in most sea containers from Asia to Europe. Analysis shows that the average so called full container (FCL) is only loaded for 65%. This is caused by the price mechanism that makes any company book a full container from a certain amount of cubic meters of goods. From this volume onwards it currently makes no sense financially to send the shipment out as a less container shipment (LCL). So, nobody does, meaning many FCL’s are not full at all.

In a new initiative the ‘not really full’ FCL’s are being shipped as LCL, meaning that they will be consolidated with the regular LCL shipments. By adding a transparency in the subsequent consolidating, and by working together with other companies that produce in the same area, a much better consolidation result is being made, with the financial benefits returning to the participants on a quarterly basis. In a thorough analysis of 12 fashion brands in The Netherlands, it showed that these companies would have used 30% less containers in 2018 if they had worked together in consolidating, and would have sent their bad FCL’s in for consolidation as well.

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.