Transport of people, goods and services accounts for around one-fifth of global carbon dioxide emissions. Three quarters of all transport emissions come from road vehicles. 45% is from passenger vehicles (cars and buses) and 29.4% comes from trucks carrying freight. Aviation accounts for 11.6% of transport emissions which equates to 2.5% of overall global emissions.
Where To Start?
The emissions from transport in your business will come from several areas. These are: your company cars (in your scope 1 emissions), your employees commute to and from work, your business travel and the transport in your supply chain and distribution (scope 3 emissions).
When it comes to mitigating emissions from transport the main aim is to reduce the journeys taken and then look to offset those that can’t be eliminated. Take a look at the business case (link to page) for PWC where they reduced the emissions from their employees commute through various incentives and making it easier for people to walk or cycle.
Check out our ‘The Basics’ and ‘Where to Start’ pages for information on how to stake the first step on your journey to reducing your transport emissions. For our members, we run a specific transport webinar all about how to start taking your baseline in relation to your carbon emissions in this area.
Check out the guidelines from the GHG Protocol on how to calculate employee emissions from transport. This includes how employees travel between their home and their workplace. Methods of travel include:• Car• Bus • Rail• Plane• Other methods like cycling and walking...
A simple calculator to work out your emissions from company cars. You can use either the amount of fuel used (petrol or diesel) or the money spent on the fuel to calculate the emissions. Check it out here.
Use the GHG Protocol for business travel to work out your companies emissions. This includes the travel of employees for business related activities in vehicles not owned or operated by your business such as planes, trains, buses and cars and other methods of travel....
Check out this car fleet management toolkit from the Energy Saving Trust. It provides information and resources to help you lower your costs, while reducing the carbon emissions from your organisation’s vehicles and employee travel.
Read how Deutsche Post subsidiary DHL Express has placed an order for 12 all-electric cargo planes and is expecting them to be delivered in 2024. Deutsche Post DHL Group has committed to invest Є7bn (£5.95bn) in decarbonisation measures by 2030. "We firmly believe in...