The logistics and transportation have had a lot to do in C02 emissions in Spain in recent years. In fact, according to the European Environment Agency, they are responsible for 25% of them. However, it seems that little by little, Sustainable Logistics policies are becoming more important, and organizations in the sector are beginning to become aware.
Now, we do have to influence the problem that Spain is still far from other European countries in terms of the evolution of reducing CO2 emissions, such as Germany or Sweden, and that is that since 1990 we have increased emissions by 50% and The greenhouse effect.
That is why it is important to highlight the importance of Sustainable Logistics, so that each company does its bit to reduce emissions and pollution. And there are three aspects that are essential to achieve it:
1st Alternative systems to promote Sustainable Logistics
We are talking about the regulations restricting the use of inefficient urban distribution vehicles, in order to increase the use of alternative propulsion systems to diesel such as Liquefied Natural Gas.
To which can be added the use of hybrid or electric vehicles in urban areas; although it should be said that for this it would be important to increase aid from public institutions to encourage their purchase, since this represents a significant outlay for organizations.
We cannot forget the software that helps us to obtain data on routes, about loads … And also about the carbon footprint to be able to measure it (we will be able to know the environmental impact of the organization and reduce it considerably).
2nd Alternative means of transport
An optimal solution when time is not an essential factor. With which we can reduce the environmental impact. We add the philosophy of Green Logistics, which uses strategies that respect the environment, and an efficient use of resources.
3rd Lean & Green
The third important aspect in terms of Sustainable Logistics is this initiative promoted by AECOC at the European level and which is already possible in Spain thanks to the commitment of 15 driving companies.