Green logistics is to take into account sustainable development. Green logistics describes the environmental positive thinking and it refers in general to changing transport chain to burden environment as minimal as possible.
What is sustainable development, consumption and production?
- Ecological sustainability, economic sustainability, social and cultural sustainability
- Sustainable consumption and production
- Mapping eco-efficiency
- Life cycle thinking
- Key figures
- From the point of production, distribution and consumption
- Transport emissions
- Measuring energy efficiency in logistics
Logistic eco balance aims to measure the environmental impact of logistics chain from raw materials, procurement and production to distribution, consumption and reverse logistics. Logistics energy efficiency can also be measured with cumulative energy consumption, transport intensity and transport footprint as well as with indirect indicators.
Three important parts in green logistics:
Companies can make a difference in basic things and continue to develop more environmentally friendly services and products. For example:
- through investing in paperless flow of information and invoicing by switching towards electronic information flow via e-mail, scanning and Internet
- by recycling and sorting, reducing power consumption at all levels
- by reducing load on the environment caused by own operations
- by taking into account the environmental aspects of educational activities
- by taking into account environmental impacts when planning and making investments
- by developing reuse and waste treatment systems
- by sorting properly removable materials and supplies
- by training personnel e.g. in transport of dangerous goods