A new shift in technology will empower businesses to gauge their greenhouse gas emissions
Parcel delivery is part and parcel of our uber-connected, digital world. Its infrastructure has caused a dramatic shift in not just commerce on a national level, but a global one. While strides have been made to minimise its impact on the world it courses through, substantial changes must be made to guarantee our Amazon packages aren’t delivering more damage than is necessary to the world they now course through. Now, a brand-new emissions tracker is being rolled out, and it will empower businesses to do something incredible: tracking greenhouse gasses on the fly.
As per DataCentre Magazine, the nShift Emissions Tracker will enable businesses to track shipment greenhouse gas emissions and identify where they could be making improvements, all thanks to digital, scalable cloud technology. nShift, the global leader in parcel delivery management and shipment software, has announced its new Emissions Tracker solution. It will help e-commerce companies in tracking greenhouse gasses – sectors including retailers, e-commerce specialist businesses and warehouses – not only to comply with CSRD (that’s the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) regulations, but also to calculate, record and analyse greenhouse gas emissions for every single shipment.
Tracking greenhouse gasses = better business practice
The CSRD’s introduction and implementation is keeping companies accountable and adding pressure to produce clear environmental reporting. It’s due to kick in in June next year, and will require more than 50,000 companies operating in the European Union to report annual on their greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to nShift’s intuitive, online services, tracking greenhouse gasses will be easier than ever, and will hopefully signal a shift in organisations’ digital structure, as well as their logistical actions.
It provides granular insights that not only conform to developing industry standards but signify a shift towards sustainable digital practices, too. The easily accessible online Emissions Tracker portal eliminates the need to access multiple digital systems and potential duplicate reports from carriers – simply put, tracking greenhouse gasses has never been easier, and it’s all thanks to agile online systems.
“Transport is responsible for a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. New regulations will require companies to be more on top of their sustainability efforts than ever before. For retailers, ecommerce businesses and warehouses, this means having real data on their emissions readily available.”
– Mattias Gredenhag
nShift’s CTO, Mattias Gredenhag had this to say: Emissions Tracker will help companies to manage these complex requirements more easily. With shipment-level emissions data at their fingertips, retailers can create meaningful sustainability strategies, and effortlessly compile detailed reports.” He continues, “They can then more effectively measure the success of these strategies and demonstrate their efficacy to stakeholders and customers.”
nShift is the global leading provider of cloud delivery management solutions, and the company’s bold new initiative is another example of how cloud computing is enabling frictionless business practices – in this case, streamlined shipment. Unifying such vital data is paramount to justifying ecologically damaging business practices in a constantly developing world. Here’s hoping more organisations follow suite harnessing cloud computing to improve industries soon to be facing much stricter regulations.
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