The UK government has set a target of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Therefore, now is the time for action. To achieve the goals by the agreed deadline, industries across the country must put plans in place and take the active approach to help achieve these sustainability goals.
The term ‘net zero’ has become a commonly used phrase in the last few years. Particularly as we have witnessed world leaders come together on a number of occasions, most recently at the The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, to discuss climate change, global emissions, and the rising sea levels.
Net zero emissions simply refers to the balance between how much greenhouse gas is produced and how much is removed from the atmosphere. The reason this is so important is because in order for the world to tackle global warming and climate change, limiting our emissions will be crucial to ensuring our planet is protected.
For net zero emissions to be achieved, countries, companies and individuals must come together to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. In the UK, industries of all sizes must take action now to contribute to the building of a greener economy. As the logistics industry is responsible for emitting a large percentage of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, big changes will have to be made throughout the supply chain. But how can this be done?
One of the best ways for the logistics industry to reduce carbon emissions is to put a plan of action in place. This means having a good overview of your company’s carbon footprint, understanding how to measure and collect this data will be really important when it comes to reviewing the sustainability of your organisation and your roadmap to achieve the net zero target.
For companies within the logistics industry, carbon management will include reducing energy bills, waste and finding alternative energy solutions to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Taking measures to reduce the carbon footprint of the logistics industry includes promoting the use of environmentally friendly alternatives and solutions.
For example, switching to hybrid and electric vehicles, flexible, lightweight and recyclable materials in packaging, optimising driver routes to reduce emissions, and creating long term plans to optimise the transport flow within the supply chain.
At DeliveryApp, we have placed sustainability at the core of our company values and we’ve recently partnered with Ecologi to ensure we’re maintaining our carbon positive commitments. Our service offers both courier drivers and businesses the ability to work with a courier service which actively works to reduce carbon emissions and build a green economy for the future generations.
To find out more about our mission and carbon positive deliveries here.