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Build Forward Better

Measuring industry's temperature: where is freight and logistics in the journey towards environmental sustainability?

Ten short sections on:

1. Strategy development
2. Target setting
3. External pressure
4. Emission measurement
5. Decarbonisation initiatives
6. Digitalisation
7. Supply chain collaboration
8. Skills requirements
9. European Green Deal
10. Impact of Covid-19

Download F&L and KLU report, 14 Jan 2021

Building forward better for people, profit and our planet: 2020 was a pivotal year for the global business community requiring co-operation in areas normally subject to fierce competition. Arguments for environmentally friendly policies that were once ignored or sidelined, not least because of the fear of reducing profitability, are central to senior management thinking.  Today there is wide recognition of the need to cut carbon emissions to a small fraction of their current level and businesses are discovering this can be done in commercially beneficial ways.  

Senior management across a broad spectrum of European business have strongly supported this work with  insight into their own companies’ sustainability efforts and their professional views.  The F&L community in partnership with KLU see this study as part of a larger initiative to drive greater logistics sustainability in the post-Covid world, building forward better for people, profit and our planet.

Featured in Logistik Heute, Ti Insight, Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung, MM LogistikFreight Leaders’ Council (Italy), Motor Transport as well as numerous social media websites.

November’s agenda shared with you where industry is at in the journey towards profitability / longevity of organisations and the risk /resilience of the supply chain in that mix.  Short update from Prof Alan McKinnon, Wolfgang Lehmacher, Willem Bulthuis and Frank Andreesen (Covestro):

F&L engages with the EU, the World Economic Forum, the World Trade Organisation, the World Meteorological Organisation, the United Nations trade development team, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation and a host of others. The goal is not to lobby, but to help build understanding of the very real challenges that supply chain leaders face today so that we can move forward together in the same direction.

Business leaders face moving targets: the challenge of sustaining our organisations into the future, delivering value for all stakeholders, is vast and the scale, scope and complexity of transformation is considerable.  By sharing ideas, information, learning and even resources we can achieve things together that we could never do alone.