Date: 27.05.2020

Metro environmental focus not impacted by pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic may slow the low-carbon transition plans of freight modes, its short-term fallout will not be a serious setback to Metro’s carbon monitoring, reporting and offsetting objectives.

While Metro are determined to drive forward our environmental initiatives in 2020, by selecting audited compliant partners and managing, measuring and reporting on carbon emissions, to develop greener supply chains, it is likely that most eco initiatives could face delays.

Airlines crippled by the coronavirus have demanded lasting relief from environmental taxes, EMEA auto producers are lobbying for postponement of new European vehicle-emissions standards and the European Commission’s (EC’s) Green Deal faces delays, with the 2020 programme revised into 2021.

Countries members to the IMO have agreed to reduce carbon emissions by 40% from 2008 levels by 2030, but the International Maritime Organisation(IMO) has put off talks by the Marine Environment Protection Committee, just one of a number of high-level meetings pushed back, diminishing the prospect of climate and environmental progress in 2020.

Metro’s modular cloud-based 4PL platform is designed to improve service levels, reduce costs and minimise supply chain risk, by providing performance visibility, better reporting and enhanced analytics to drive faster and smarter, data-driven decisions.

It is the consolidation, curation and presentation of data from multiple sources – including CO2 monitoring – that makes the 4PL such a powerful tool for insight and control.

For clients in the retail automotive and chemical sector we track CO2 emissions by shipment, mode, route and fuel type, using globally accepted standards and methodologies for measuring emissions.

With standardised reporting, we provide a range of effective carbon offset options and our customers can review benchmarks, to compare carriers’ environmental performance to make informed buying decisions.