The Clean Cargo Working Group, a coalition of major retailers, liner carriers, and logistics services providers, released a report Tuesday suggesting the vast majority of shipper members consider emissions data when making ocean procurement decisions.
The report found that 78 percent of shippers in the group use carrier emissions data scorecards in their procurement-decision making process, while 56 percent of the shippers use emissions data from carriers in their sustainability reporting, or to calculate their own carbon footprint. And more than half directly integrate the emissions data in their carrier management process.
CCWG, administered by the sustainability organization BSR, collects and aggregates emissions data from all members in an attempt to level the playing field when it comes to emissions reporting.
More information on the group and the report is available at bsr.org
. - Eric Johnson