Reaching carbon neutrality might seem difficult, especially for those in the logistics and freight-forwarding industry. You have a lot of carbon emissions to calculate and manage, after all. Plus, with the number of scope 3 emissions, the idea of calculating them can seem near impossible. How do you figure out your CO2 emissions so that you can work on offsetting them and reducing your carbon footprint?
Fortunately, there is a solution to give all in the logistics and freight-forwarding industry peace of mind, and that’s what CocoonFMS provides. Our software tools include a website calculator, a cloud-based system, and an API to help you understand where the bulk of your carbon emissions come from. From there, you can work toward reducing them.
The UK government has a net-zero target for carbon emissions by the year 2050. That isn’t far away, and many companies – especially shipment companies – are concerned about how they are going to manage it. That’s why we have made it easier with our calculators and offset options.
Lowering carbon emissions is a big deal even without that target. Greenhouse gases harm our planet, and the sooner companies can get on board with greener options, the sooner we can live in a greener world.
Some might assume that carbon-neutral means the release of no carbon emissions at all. That is not always the case, though. For companies, becoming carbon neutral means removing the same amount of CO2 that it emits. It creates a balance, and it leaves the atmosphere no worse off.
For companies to achieve carbon neutrality, they must first understand how much carbon they emit. That means calculating carbon emissions. From there, companies can make adjustments accordingly and hopefully reach that goal of carbon neutrality. A couple of offset options include forest conservation, renewable energy, and waste to energy. If a company plants a tree every time they reach a certain amount of carbon emissions, they can achieve that carbon-neutral balance.
Reporting scope 1 and scope 2 emissions is significantly easier for shipment companies, as they directly contribute to those emissions. Scope 3, however, is a little more complicated, as it includes indirect carbon emissions. For example, business travel, purchased goods/services, and employee commuting.
That doesn’t mean you can’t calculate them, though. To achieve carbon neutrality in your shipment company, whether you ship a couple of parcels a day or you are a full-blown freight company, you can use CocoonFMS tools.
Now, we will take a look at the tools we offer to all companies that handle shipments.
Do you need a quick, single search to get an idea of your carbon emissions? Our iFrame Carbon Emissions Calculator may be of use to you. It is completely free to use and will work on every website. Not only does using our iFrame on your website help your company determine their carbon dioxide emissions, but it helps your clients determine their impact too.
If your company manages multiple shipments, then our subscription or transaction cloud-based tool will help you manage, calculate, and report your carbon emissions. The system even allows the purchasing of trees to help with Carbon Offsetting. This digital ecosystem ensures anyone in the supply chain and logistics industry can manage their carbon emissions in a time-efficient and productive manner. You can upload between 1 and 1000 shipments in one go, too. It includes a customer portal, an estimation tool, and a carbon emissions calculator.
For companies that want a little more control, our API allows you to integrate your system with ours. It’s perfect for companies that handle multiple shipments and needs complete control over the data and systems.
All of our systems are used by both small and large enterprises. Plus, on top of showing your Co2 emissions, they also show NOx and other particular matter emissions, giving you a full picture of your carbon footprint.
All companies need to be able to report their carbon emissions, especially with the government’s target of all companies being carbon neutral by 2050. It can be a tedious and lengthy process without our software tools, though. That’s why our systems make reporting quick and easy. The portal is easy to use, too, so no one in your company will have a hard time managing the system.
It’s important to remember that the estimator is just that – an estimate. Due to other factors such as the weather and drivers, our tool won’t always give you the exact number of carbon emissions. Use it as an estimator, and it will work better for your company.
Once you have access to the data, you need to know how to use it. To achieve carbon neutrality, you need to offset your carbon emissions. Luckily, CocoonFMS helps with that, too
Our system tells you the exact number of trees you need to plant to offset your carbon emissions. You don’t need to calculate yourself and waste time – you are given the number and can work toward planting those trees to achieve carbon neutrality.
If you decide to become a Gold Standard partner, you can purchase trees through our system with a Gold Standard accredited partner, making the process even simpler.
Understandably, you might be concerned about increasing your scope 3 carbon emissions by using our servers at CocoonFMS. Luckily, you do not need to worry about that or take it into account, as all of our servers are eco-friendly. For example, many of our servers get their electricity from wind farms. So, when using CocoonFMS’s tools, you don’t have to worry about emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
To achieve carbon neutrality, you need to measure and report it quickly and efficiently. You also need to find a way to offset your carbon emissions. CocoonFMS helps you achieve that. Whether you ship one package a day or a thousand, you can find a software tool that will help determine how much CO2 you emit into the atmosphere. No longer do you have to worry about achieving zero-net carbon emissions. With the right tools, anything is possible!
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