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Performance: Transportation and Logistics

Companies will systematically minimize their sustainability impact by enhancing the resiliency of their logistics, companies will prioritize low impact transportation systems and modes, and address business travel and commuting.
CERES ROADMAP VISION
Companies will systematically minimize their sustainability impact by enhancing the resiliency of their logistics, companies will prioritize low impact transportation systems and modes, and address business travel and commuting.

In a world where global warming looms as the preeminent sustainability challenge of our times, “greening” our transportation systems provides one of the best opportunities to reduce GHG emissions and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Urgent action is needed to create more fuel-efficient automobile, truck, ship and airplane fleets, cleaner fuel sources, smarter, more efficient transportation infrastructure and systems, and improved logistics to reduce wasteful and inefficient routing of goods and materials between points.

Companies that aspire to a sustainable transportation and logistics strategy must examine their owned and operated fleet and logistics, as well as type of fuel used, and those of companies to whom transportation and logistics are outsourced. Management systems to monitor the environmental performance of the entire transportation network are essential.

For this Roadmap expectation we evaluated the Transportation Management performance of 119 companies in five sectors with significant transportation and logistics systems: Automotive & Transportation, Food & Beverage, Footwear & Apparel, Retail and Technology Hardware.