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PLEDGE AND SMART FREIGHT CENTRE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION IDENTIFIES TEN KEY STEPS TO DECARBONISING SUPPLY CHAINS


Pledge and Smart Freight Centre bring logistics leaders together to map out key actions to reduce emissions and help meet Scope 3 emissions targets.

London, UK, Monday 4th March 2024: Pledge, in collaboration with Smart Freight Centre (SFC), has issued a ten-point guide to help companies operating in the logistics sector to begin and maintain an effective decarbonisation program.

The importance of collaboration, measurement, and the construction of a clear business case for sustainable logistics, were three of the ten-part guide produced by a round table discussion group, comprising representatives from SFC, Pledge, and logistics experts.

“There is much to be positive about, for example, many companies don’t realise they can start measuring and reporting with the data they already have,” said David de Picciotto, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder, Pledge.

“One of the points to come out of the round table was that companies should start reporting with the data they have now, and only then iterate with more granular input to improve the quality of their carbon emissions calculations.

“You can’t go from zero to hero overnight – it’s an iterative process.

“We brought together leaders from across the industry because one of the issues is that there’s a disconnect between these vital stakeholders.

“The result was ten clear and practical measures that can be acted upon by logistics providers no matter where they are in their decarbonisation journey.”

The ten-point guidelines are:

–    Voluntary initiatives help but cannot be a full substitute for regulatory drivers.

–    You can begin your emissions measurement journey even if the data isn’t perfect.

–    We must help stakeholders understand the value to their business that decarbonisation initiatives can have if we’re to incentivise them to invest in them.

–    For many businesses, 60% of their total carbon footprint comes from their scope 3 emissions, meaning calculating and mitigating these emissions can unlock significant carbon reduction opportunities. [1]

–    Procurement is the lynchpin for scope 3 decarbonisation.

–    Decarbonisation needs to be approached holistically, including both technological advances, such as using electric trucks, and operational strategies, such as modal shift or increasing utilisation.

–    Collaboration across the logistics supply chain is crucial if the industry is to do its part to achieve the target set out at the Paris Treaty.

–    NGOs have a growing importance in supporting climate action across the value chain.

–    Market mechanisms help finance the transition to decarbonisation.

–    You need to build a business case to make sustainable logistics viable and scalable for businesses in the long-term.

“As the pursuit of decarbonising supply chains becomes more and more of a priority, we are faced with several opportunities to reduce emissions across the sector,” added de Picciotto.

“This discussion aimed to identify the routes to positive climate action, and we achieved just that.”

The meeting took place at the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December, 2023.

A full account of the findings, authored by David de Picciotto, CEO and Co-founder, Pledge, and Sophie Punte, Founder, SFC, can be found here.

[1] https://www.sustainalytics.com/esg-research/resource/investors-esg-blog/scope-3-supply-chain-emissions–five-questions-investors-need-to-know

 

About Smart Freight Centre:

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is an international non-profit organisation focused on reducing the emission impacts of global freight transportation.

Our goal is to guide the global logistics industry in tracking and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by one billion tonnes by 2030 and to reach zero emissions by 2050 or earlier, consistent with a 1.5° future.

For more information visit smartfreightcentre.org

About Pledge

Pledge provides software solutions to empower freight forwarders to support their customers in meeting their sustainability goals. With their intuitive self-serve platform and open API, Pledge brings accessibility and transparency to freight emissions measurement, reporting, and offsetting, allowing businesses to offer these services without increasing their operational costs.

Founded by early Revolut employees, David de Picciotto and Thomas Lucas, and Freetrade’s co-founder and former CTO, André Mohamed, Pledge’s team draws on its experience building scalable businesses in the regulated and complex payments and capital markets industries and applies it to help decarbonise one of the highest emitting industries on the planet.

Pledge is accredited by Smart Freight Centre (SFC) for its adherence to the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) framework and is ISO:14083 aligned.

For more information visit pledge.io.


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PLEDGE AND SMART FREIGHT CENTRE ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION IDENTIFIES TEN KEY STEPS TO DECARBONISING SUPPLY CHAINS

Pledge and Smart Freight Centre bring logistics leaders together to map out key actions to reduce emissions and help meet Scope 3 emissions targets.

London, UK, Monday 4th March: Pledge, in collaboration with Smart Freight Centre (SFC), has issued a ten-point guide to help companies operating in the logistics sector to begin and maintain an effective decarbonisation program.

The importance of collaboration, measurement, and the construction of a clear business case for sustainable logistics, were three of the ten-part guide produced by a round table discussion group, comprising representatives from SFC, Pledge, and logistics experts.

“There is much to be positive about, for example, many companies don’t realise they can start measuring and reporting with the data they already have,” said David de Picciotto, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder, Pledge.

“One of the points to come out of the round table was that companies should start reporting with the data they have now, and only then iterate with more granular input to improve the quality of their carbon emissions calculations.

“You can’t go from zero to hero overnight – it’s an iterative process.

“We brought together leaders from across the industry because one of the issues is that there’s a disconnect between these vital stakeholders.

“The result was ten clear and practical measures that can be acted upon by logistics providers no matter where they are in their decarbonisation journey.”

The ten-point guidelines are:

–    Voluntary initiatives help but cannot be a full substitute for regulatory drivers.

–    You can begin your emissions measurement journey even if the data isn’t perfect.

–    We must help stakeholders understand the value to their business that decarbonisation initiatives can have if we’re to incentivise them to invest in them.

–    For many businesses, 60% of their total carbon footprint comes from their scope 3 emissions, meaning calculating and mitigating these emissions can unlock significant carbon reduction opportunities. [1]

–    Procurement is the lynchpin for scope 3 decarbonisation.

–    Decarbonisation needs to be approached holistically, including both technological advances, such as using electric trucks, and operational strategies, such as modal shift or increasing utilisation.

–    Collaboration across the logistics supply chain is crucial if the industry is to do its part to achieve the target set out at the Paris Treaty.

–    NGOs have a growing importance in supporting climate action across the value chain.

–    Market mechanisms help finance the transition to decarbonisation.

–    You need to build a business case to make sustainable logistics viable and scalable for businesses in the long-term.

“As the pursuit of decarbonising supply chains becomes more and more of a priority, we are faced with several opportunities to reduce emissions across the sector,” added de Picciotto.

“This discussion aimed to identify the routes to positive climate action, and we achieved just that.”

The meeting took place at the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December, 2023.

A full account of the findings, authored by David de Picciotto, CEO and Co-founder, Pledge, and Sophie Punte, Founder, SFC, can be found here.

[1] https://www.sustainalytics.com/esg-research/resource/investors-esg-blog/scope-3-supply-chain-emissions–five-questions-investors-need-to-know

About Pledge

Pledge provides software solutions to empower freight forwarders to support their customers in meeting their sustainability goals. With their intuitive self-serve platform and open API, Pledge brings accessibility and transparency to freight emissions measurement, reporting, and offsetting, allowing businesses to offer these services without increasing their operational costs.

Founded by early Revolut employees, David de Picciotto and Thomas Lucas, and Freetrade’s co-founder and former CTO, André Mohamed, Pledge’s team draws on its experience building scalable businesses in the regulated and complex payments and capital markets industries and applies it to help decarbonise one of the highest emitting industries on the planet.

Pledge is accredited by Smart Freight Centre (SFC) for its adherence to the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) framework and is ISO:14083 aligned.

For more information visit pledge.io.