More than ever, consumers are thinking about sustainability and making lifestyle changes to protect the planet’s future. A 2019 Nielsen study found that 73% of global consumers are willing to change their consumption patterns to reduce their environmental impact. This includes thinking about sustainability when making online purchases along with how and when those purchases will arrive.
Trucks, planes, ships, and trains carry billions of tons of cargo each year and contribute 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The number rises to 11% if you include emissions from warehouses and ports. Retailers and manufacturers feel increased pressure from consumers and governments to become greener with their transportation and delivery methods. Big brands are setting aggressive goals to appeal to environmentally conscious consumers and to meet their governments’ carbon-neutral targets.
The United Nations climate conference held in Glasgow (COP26) created the Glasgow Climate Pact, signed by 200 countries, various business leaders and environmental activists. Two of the five COP26 announcements will impact the supply chain industry, especially delivery operations.
How can you measure and reduce your delivery carbon footprint? How can you incorporate sustainability into first, mid and last-mile delivery?
The Ripple Effects of COP26 in Supply Chain Delivery
As consumers increase their online purchases, the decarbonization of delivery transport has become a new challenge. Brands are beginning to reinvent their business models to handle products while being sensitive to sustainability goals. Transport decarbonization impacts last-mile delivery in logistics and the first and mid-mile of supply chain operations.
The majority of consumer goods move by road transport. Sectors that focus on consumers, like retail, e-commerce, big & bulky, courier express, and parcel will face the most significant impact of new decarbonization goals. How will brands and enterprises create and measure sustainable goals to reduce their carbon footprints across all delivery phases?
FarEye’s Intelligent Supply Chain Platform Helps Brands Achieve Sustainability Goals
While some 3PL carriers associated with top-tier brands and in-house logistics teams of global brands have access to tools to measure CO2 emissions accurately, most enterprises lack systems to capture the carbon emission readings of their fleets. Each business has unique supply chain delivery operations and the associated carbon emission struggles.
FarEye’s Intelligent Supply Chain Platform helps enterprises fast-track their sustainability goals using a science-based CO2 reduction approach. Key sustainability capabilities help brands and enterprises achieve sustainable goals across first, mid and last-mile delivery.
FarEye’s sustainability dashboard allows customers to track various Key Performance Indicators tied to carbon emissions. Enterprises can access insights such as the amount of C02 emissions per trips and shipments and identify routes that contribute to maximum and minimal carbon emissions. FarEye’s Platform also helps route planning for green vehicles and long-haul trucks. The dashboard is flexible to accommodate the needs of all businesses, large and small, across industries like manufacturing, retail, e-commerce and express couriers. Learn more about FarEye’s Intelligent Supply Chain Platform here.
Today, state institutions, investors, business leaders, and consumers are all aligned to address climate change issues. The supply chain industry is at the center of this green transition. Enterprises that proactively optimize supply chain operations to reduce carbon emissions will have a significant competitive advantage to attract new investments and gain the goodwill of new-age consumers.
About the Author
As CEO, Kushal Nahata is responsible for driving the vision, strategy, and growth at FarEye. A dynamic leader, Kushal drives the culture of customer-first at FarEye which enables the team to deliver value to FarEye’s 150+ clients globally. He is passionate about enabling digital transformation in the logistics industry and is constantly working towards empowering companies to champion operational efficiency and customer experience.Under his leadership, FarEye has achieved an impressive growth rate with rapid geographical expansion. Kushal enjoys training budding entrepreneurs and guiding them through their journey. He has been mentioned in the coveted 40under40 list by Business World and The Top 25 Software CEOs of Asia for 2020 by The Software Report.