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ESC in green project

[ December 15, 2011   //   ]

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) in partnership with its Dutch member, the EVO, is to help develop a new CO2 monitoring programme. The UK’s Energy Saving Trust (EST) has also been appointed to develop a tool to deliver benchmarking reports and analysis of truck CO2 emissions.

The initiative aims to generate market incentives to encourage companies in green procurement of transportation services with a central database, hosted by a neutral body, to calculate, validate and benchmark the environmental performance of transportation companies based on their actual data.

Representatives from Dutch brewer Heinken, The Dow Chemical Company and DHL met European officials about to update them on the progress made towards a uniquely European version of the comparable SmartWay Partnership programme in the US. Since last year the group has grown from seven founder members to some 25 companies.

Following testing and evaluation, the initiative will be officially launched in the first quarter of 2012.