Most transport and logistics operators focus on sustainable fleets to reach net zero emissions 28 May 24 Michael van Maris van Dijk

New research by Cullen International shows that 19 out of 21 researched transport and logistics operators publish regular data on their greenhouse gas emissions. However, only 11 of the operators publish data on emissions arising from activities occurring in their supply chain (scope 3).

Around 75% of the companies have set themselves a target year to become carbon neutral. Of the companies studied, Maersk is the only operator whose net zero target has been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, though several other operators have committed to submitting targets to the organisation for approval.


Cullen International’s research shows that the operators take different approaches to reduce their emissions.

Six of the studied companies have announced targets to increase their use of renewable electricity, with Deutsche Bahn, DFDS Kuehne & Nagel, Maersk, and UPS aiming to eventually source all of their energy from renewable sources.

In addition, 17 companies have announced targets to make their air, maritime and road fleets more sustainable by switching from traditional fossil fuels to sustainable alternative fuels. Many operators also aim to employ a greater number of electric trucks and vans for road transport.

These are some of the conclusions from Cullen International's new benchmark on sustainability targets for transport and logistics operators.

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