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Tracks uses primary data to calculate CO2 emissions earning them SFC Accreditation 

29.04.2021

Tracks uses primary data to calculate CO2 emissions earning them SFC Accreditation 
Smart Freight Centre (SFC) announced today that Berlin-based Tracks GmbH is among the first SFC Accredited partners to utilize primary fuel consumption data to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and report in accordance with the GLEC Framework.

Berlin, Germany and Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 29, 2021 - Smart Freight Centre (SFC) has today announced the accreditation of Berlin-based Tracks GmbH as an SFC partner. Tracks utilizes primary fuel consumption data, enabling freight companies to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and report in accordance with the GLEC Framework. 

Tracks’ software measures real-time Scope 3 CO2 emissions in accordance with the globally recognized Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) Framework for reporting. Tracks obtains primary data through a software-based direct access to vehicle on-board systems for road freight carriers. Tracks is easy to use, and no hardware is required, because the Tracks interfaces with the telematics computers in the trucks. Real data in real-time for real results. 

Tracks measures primary data Scope 3 emissions, that data is then used by companies to improve efficiency and reduce emissions. Scope 3 emissions are the indirect emissions that occur in a company’s value chain and thus the most difficult to measure. Tracks’ real-time, primary data reporting works seamlessly within the GLEC Framework, itself in alignment with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, the UN-led Global Green Freight Action Plan and CDP reporting. 

Tracks’ accreditation today by SFC is extremely encouraging for companies that have made a commitment to act responsibly and start accurately measuring their CO2 emissions. Tracks’ software gives these companies a simple solution to manage, measure and mitigate Scope 3 CO2 emissions, empowering everyone in the value chain to reach their climate goals. 

SFC is a global non-profit organization established to reduce the impact of global freight through increased transparency and collaboration. GLEC is a voluntary partnership of over 150 companies, experts and associations that together have developed global, harmonized guidelines for reporting and reducing logistics emissions.  

The SFC Accreditation of GLEC compliant tools and programs is part of SFCs advocacy work around industry-standards to report and reduce emissions.

Tracks will continue to work together with SFC and GLEC in support of SFC’s goals of driving the adoption of a universal and transparent method of calculating freight emissions across the global supply chain.  

“We have made it much easier for companies to act responsibly,”CEO Jakob Muus said,“and our accreditation by Smart Freight Centre (SFC) shows that Tracks will help to inform business decisions and steer efforts to reduce emissions by calculating CO2 within the globally recognized GLEC Framework.”  

“It’s great to welcome Tracks to the group of organizations accredited by SFC to calculate emissions following the GLEC framework. This is a further vital step in the harmonization of GHG calculations for logistics. In particular, the links between the primary data collected by trucks and the GHG calculation provided by Tracks is an important opportunity,” said Alan Lewis, Technical Director of Smart Freight Centre. 

 

ABOUT TRACKS 

Tracks offers an automated software that enables companies to measure and manage their Scope 3 CO2 emissions, enabling savings of measured CO2 by up to 45%. Tracks is the only company on the market to use primary disaggregated road-freight data to accurately measure in real-time and to offer seamless reporting of emissions data within the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) framework. Tracks was founded in Berlin in 2018 and is currently operating in Germany. Visit www.tracksfortrucks.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more.

 

ABOUT SFC  

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is a global non-profit organization dedicated to an efficient and zero emissions freight sector. We cover all freight and only freight. SFC works with the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) and other stakeholders to drive transparency and industry action – contributing to Paris Climate Agreement targets and Sustainable Development Goals.  

Our role is to guide companies on their journey to zero emissions logistics, advocate for supportive policy and programs, and raise awareness. Our goal is that 100+ multinationals reduce at least 30% of their logistics emissions by 2030 compared to 2015 and reach net-zero emissions by 2050. 

Visit www.smartfreightcentre.org or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter to find out more.  

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