Sustainable transport: do you join us?

As an e-Fulfilment Hub, we believe that we all have a role in making logistics more sustainable. This also applies to us as an e-fulfillment company. e-Fulfilment Hub therefore works with sustainable partners and continuously invests in making processes more sustainable. Not only our processes, but also those of our customers. This concerns, for example, reducing returns, but also sustainable packaging, solar and sustainable transport.

On Thursday, March 31, 2022, e-Fulfilment Hub organized a webinar around this last theme.

Sustainability in logistics

At the beginning of the webinar, Myrthe Vossen, business development manager of e-Fulfilment Hub, discussed the theme of sustainability in logistics in more detail. Both producers and consumers are becoming more and more aware of the need to become more sustainable. A lot is therefore being invested in sustainability, but the logistics sector is lagging behind.

Investing in innovative, sustainable solutions for logistics leads to a distinctive value proposition for environmentally conscious e-commerce companies and consumers. That is what e-Fulfilment Hub does through the Living Lab Green Fulfillment.

Desired sustainability is lagging behind

Where the logistics sector faces an enormous sustainability challenge, the actual sustainability is lagging behind. Knowledge and solutions for sustainability are often incomplete, not (yet) market-ready and insufficiently adopted. This means that innovations do not find their way into practice.

Living Lab Green Fulfilment

The Living Lab Green Fulfillment is a network and chain organization that connects networks and organizations from the entire chain to develop knowledge and innovations around sustainable e-fulfilment. It is an entrepreneur-driven platform, which bridges the gap between government and education. Knowledge is therefore actively shared with students to strengthen their employment prospects. The Living Lab is cross-sectoral and closely linked to the high-tech, manufacturing, biobased, energy, retail and other sectors. The focus is on the entire product development process from idea to implementation.

Innovation trajectories

In a broad sense, the Living Lab focuses on developing knowledge and innovations related to sustainable e-fulfilment. To give substance to this, we are working on sustainable solutions in three innovation processes. Every innovation project must make a substantial contribution to making the logistics chain more sustainable. The innovation trajectories are:

  • Sustainable transport: measuring the CO2 emissions of individual shipments.
  • CO2 emissions meter: mapping the CO2 emissions of last-mile and packaging materials in e-fulfilment.
  • E-fulfilment maturity model: reporting sustainability KPIs to web shops.

Sustainable partner: Thijs Logistics

In the field of sustainable transport, e-Fulfilment Hub works together with Thijs Logistiek, among others. Thijs Logistiek provides consumers with pleasure by offering a fine-grained city and regional distribution within 24 hours in the Benelux. They transport packages, pallets of normal, length, oversized goods or hazardous substances. They have developed the ABCO2 tool that registers how much CO2 is emitted per shipment.
During the webinar, Willem Verschuuren told more about their services and the tool.

Why the ABCO2 tool?

The demand for insight into CO2 emissions for consumers and companies is increasingly relevant. Thijs Logistiek was one of the first to map this out with their ABCO2 tool. In the first place, it provides insight into the CO2 emissions of the shipments, but can also contribute to a more efficient way of ordering, which also contributes to sustainability.

How do we make this transparent?

When measuring CO2 emissions, several factors come into play. As a result, it is not just a measurement that is done.

The tool shows the kilometers traveled per shipment from the warehouse of Thijs Logistiek. The weight, volume and loading meter of the shipment are then converted into a rate weight. This can then be used to calculate the transport performance with which the CO2 emissions are further calculated.

Would you like to know more about the specific details of the ABCO2 tool? Then contact us.

Sustainable transport using networks

Thijs Logistiek not only makes its transport more sustainable through the ABCO2 tool, but also uses various networks to which they are affiliated. With the DHB network they transport the goods destined for a specific region to a distribution center. Here they receive shipments for their own region from other companies, who have delivered their goods to the distribution center in the same way. This network extends throughout the Benelux. Another network is Team Trans that they work with.

This has made it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 30%! If you also want to enjoy these benefits, contact us quickly.

Time for action!

We hope that our webinar and this knowledge report have also inspired you to take action and get started with our sustainable transport. Of course we would like to schedule an appointment with you to find out how we can help you with sustainability. We are also happy to show you around at one of our locations in Weert.

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