Lean and green: creating a network community for sustainable logistics

W. Ploos van Amstel, N. Anten, K. Verweij

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Abstract

Road transport is responsible for about 75% of all volume transported on the continent in Europe, and the emission of CO2 particles is around 75 gram/tonkm for truck trailers in 2009 and not expected to decrease significantly in the coming years. Also, road transport has been lagging behind other sectors in lowering CO2 emissions in 2001-2010 in Europe. A new logistics network approach is needed to make road transport more effective and sustainable. The Lean and Green program in the Netherlands was started in 2008, and is a demand-driven public-private network approach in which over 250 private companies are participating at the moment (November 2012). The private companies commit themselves to saving 20% on CO2 emissions on logistical activities annually, focusing on road transport. The program has been very successful, with 91 of the almost 300 so-called ‘frontrunners’ achieving already 195,000 ton CO2 emission savings, or about 0.6% savings on all CO2 emissions of road transport in the Netherlands annually. Because of the networking and community approach, the Lean and Green network is growing continuously, in the Netherlands and abroad, and strongly supported by the management of shippers and transport companies. It is an example of a successful platform for private companies and public authorities to work together on one common goal: more sustainable and profitable logistics with 20% less all CO2 emissions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal challenges in PPP : cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions?
Place of PublicationAntwerps
PublisherUniversity of Antwerps
Pages1-16
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventGlobal challenges in PPP : cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions? - Antwerps
Duration: 7 Nov 20138 Nov 2013

Conference

ConferenceGlobal challenges in PPP : cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary solutions?
Period7/11/138/11/13

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