E-Freight Forwarding strives to become carbon-neutral in the services they deliver to their customers. E-Freight provides services in the field of freight management and facilitating a total supply chain solution for global logistics. Part of their sustainability ambition is to grant their customers insights into the carbon footprint of E-freights transport services through a carbon calculator. To realise this, E-Freight asked Hedgehog Company to create a personalised carbon calculator.
Forest for freight
To develop a calculator, Hedgehog Company first formulated the correct formulas and linked the correct data to the formulas. For E-freight this means an automatic calculation of the distance between two cities, the amount of kilos over this distance and the means of transport. The result is a simple yet effective carbon calculator that directly calculates the total carbon emissions and, accordingly, how many trees should be planted by the Black Jaguar Foundation to compensate.
BJF is an organisation that realises the reforestation of the Araguaia Biodiversity Corridor in Brazil. Over time, these trees will absorb carbon out of the atmosphere, thus resulting in E-freight achieving carbon neutrality.