Netlogix is a member of, and contributor to the Sustainable Business Council and a signatory to the Climate Leaders Coalition.
We all depend on freight to deliver the goods we need for day to day life. But sadly, the transport industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters - and it’s getting worse. It’s predicted that by 2030, emissions from freight transport (rail, articulated trucks and rigid trucks) will be 28% of all transport emissions.
As a shipper, fleet owner, specialist vendor or logistics professional, you’re under increasing pressure from governments, consumers, partners and employees to operate more sustainably.
Netlogix is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner, aligned to the commitments declared to the Sustainable Business Council and the Climate Leaders Coalition in New Zealand.
Simply by unlocking efficiencies and minimising empty kilometres, Netlogix helps ensure every route is more sustainable. By using in-depth data to match carriers’ availability to specific job requirements, we help reduce overall emissions and boost the sustainability performance of both shippers and carriers.
This has important flow-on effects in terms of your sustainability performance, compliance with relevant governance frameworks, and reputation with customers and partners.
As a technology-enabled transport network, Netlogix connects transport companies and their trucks into a single network to move freight for customers across the country. Therefore, scope 3 emissions relate primarily to freight moved by contracted transport companies on behalf of Netlogix customers. These are measured and monitored by customer, by transport company, by origin region and by delivery region.
In doing so, Netlogix is committed to reducing carbon emissions per freight unit, per kilometre travelled.
Netlogix is committed to reducing the emissions intensity of our business. Our reduction target for the year-ended 31 March 2022 was 8% of our scope 1 and 2 (fuel and electricity) emissions, bringing total reduction on our base assessment in 2020 to 18%, against which we have achieved a reduction of 36.7%. We continue to strive to further reduce emissions.
The table below outlines our greenhouse gas emissions inventories for the years ended 31 March 2022, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2020.
*Relates to Netlogix wholly-owned NZ Operations only where Netlogix has financial and operational control (excludes associates). The analysis also excludes Australian operations.
*The information about greenhouse gas emissions of Netlogix New Zealand operations for the years ended 31 March 2022, 31 March 2021 and 31 March 2020 is stated in accordance with the requirements of ISO14064-1 Greenhouse Gases – Part1: Specification with guidance at the organisation level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removal (ISO14064-1:2018), the Greenhouse gas Protocol: A corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (2004) (GHG Protocol). See our Environmental Sustainability, Social and Governance Policy here.
As per the table above, in the two years since our base year (FY20), we have recorded a reduction of 9,862 tCO2e of scope-3 emissions, representing a 12.3% decrease in greenhouse gas emissions (partly impacted by COVID-19).
Despite their relatively small overall impact, our scope 1 and scope 2 emissions are important to us, and we continue to focus on our carbon reduction efforts in these areas because they come under our direct control and influence.
Scope 1 – emissions from sources controlled or owned by the company, including fuel for leased cars and forklifts.
Scope 2 – emissions from the generation of purchased electricity consumed by the company.
Scope 3 – emissions that occur as a consequence of the company’s activities, but from sources not owned or controlled by the company, including freight, business travel and waste.
Under-utilised trucks travelling empty kilometres creates unnecessary costs and emissions. By optimising loads and capacity usage across the Netlogix platform, we’ve been able to reduce wasted kilometres. In the last three years, an estimated 102,000 tonnes of C02 emissions have been prevented from going into the atmosphere. This equates to: