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Eco4Cargo

Eco-friendly shipments

 

By quantifying the carbon footprint of your shipments (i.e. CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions), Cargo Compass gives you the opportunity to offset your emissions through the implementation of new Italian forestation projects and certified international development projects.

 

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The environmental problem

A threat for you too

Why is the transport system responsible for CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions?

CO2 emissions are produced each time fuel containing carbon is burned, that is, fossil fuels that also allow us to travel. The substantial growth of the mobility of people and goods makes the problem of transport emissions relevant, especially in view of the impact on urban areas. The air quality of residential areas, in fact, is compromised not only by carbon dioxide, but also by other pollutants such as carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds (especially benzene), nitrogen oxides and particulate matter.

The excessive CO2 production also leads to environmental damage: it jeopardizes the existence of ozone and causes a greater concentration of sunlight, contributing to raising the global temperature. This is why it is called "greenhouse gas": CO2 transforms our world into a large greenhouse with harmful effects on us.

 

Transports responsible for CO2 emissions

But how do you measure the amount of CO2 produced by transport? Carbon footprint helps us to do it. It is an environmental indicator that measures the impact of human activities on the environment. In this case, it represents the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated during the transport of your goods. In accordance to the Kyoto Protocol, the greenhouse gases to be considered are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and perfluorocarbons (PFCs).

 

How does neutralization work?

Counteracting the excess production of carbon dioxide is possible, and is increasingly necessary

A traceable, tangible and supportive compensation solution

The reduction of emissions is a point covered by the historic Kyoto Protocol, which identifies forest absorption of greenhouse gases as a useful strategy to combat climate change.

The neutralization of CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions generated by human activities is possible through urban carbon sinks, reforestation projects that generate a CO2 compensation process. This means that by planting as many trees as needed for the complete reabsorption of the climate-altering emissions produced by your logistics process, you can compensate and cancel the climate impact produced by your process, making the activity "zero emissions".

azioni di compensazione delle emissioni

The Eco4Cargo compensation service is carried out in compliance with regulations thanks to the support of Rete Clima no profit, a recognized and accredited partner in the field of sustainability and fight against climate change. Rete Clima's compensation methodology is validated by RINA (a global player in the certification sector), as compliant with the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) technical regulation standards.

So, how does neutralization work in practice?

  • Cargo Compass measures the CO2 emissions of your shipment and tells you the values.
  • The emission compensation activity begins: you can choose from a pool of specially selected national and international projects, which include urban reforestation routes in municipal parks, near road structures, in the appurtenances of companies and so on.
  • Cargo Compass certifies the compensation by providing you with the relevant certificate, which entitles you to carbon credits, if generated.

And, if you want, we can literally plant the trees of your compensation together: it will be a special activity for team building!

 

Why go Green

Not only to demonstrate your environmental responsibility, but also to enhance your company

Give your customers an environmentally sensitive response

More and more companies are perceiving the urgency of making social responsibility choices, demonstrating the growing interest in sensitive issues such as global warming and pollution deriving from greenhouse gases.

In this sense, adopting an environmental financial report allows you to illustrate the activities and efforts of the company not only in environmental terms, but also in terms of energy resources, health and safety with regard to its employees.

The environmental report is a tool that accounts for the environmental policies that have been carried out and, in general, the contents of the report relate to environmental policies, a system of physical indicators and the environmental expenses borne by the company.

A solution like Eco4Cargo allows you to strengthen your Corporate Social Responsibility. By including the activity in your sustainability report, you will be able to achieve several benefits, such as:

  • complying with a forthcoming regulatory obligation pursuant to Directive 2014/95/EU (Legislative Decree 254/16), which calls for non-financial parameters to be included in financial statements;
  • enhancing the corporate image towards customers and stakeholders;
  • carrying out a green marketing action: being eco-friendly today is an increasingly important driver.

Nowadays, in fact, following the path of eco-sustainability allows companies to show themselves attentive to the needs of people and the needs of this planet.

Adopting a green solution like Eco4Cargo means:

  • reducing the pollution of the transport of goods;
  • certifying the company’s environmental performance;
  • acquiring the necessary data to obtain specific certifications in the field of sustainability (such as white certificates);
  • meeting the demands of customers and suppliers who require a certification of the sustainability of their business;
  • increasing the appeal of the business to those who are sensitive to the ecological problem;
  • showing oneself to the public as a sustainable company, and be so in reality!

Choose Eco4Cargo: an environmental sensitivity response increasingly required by companies and end customers.

 

 
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