Companies that want to cut both their greenhouse gas emissions and logistics costs can learn how to do just that thanks to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which has just released its "Green Freight Handbook."
The 67-page document offers readers a guide for establishing a freight sustainability metrics baseline, assessing the best opportunities, and gaining support for launching green freight initiatives.
"We wanted the handbook to be a practical tool that reflects best-practice approaches to sustainable freight," said lead author Jason Mathers, senior manager for supply chain logistics at EDF. "Information was sourced from leading researchers, as well as logistics practitioners from globally recognized brands."
Among other tips, the handbook outlines five strategies companies can use to green up their freight operations. They are:
To read the full report, download the free document.