20 February 2023


The forthcoming ISO 14083 standard – “Greenhouse gases — Quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions arising from transport chain operations” entered its final preparation stage before its scheduled publication in March 2023. This new international standard is expected to support the industry globally in its carbon reduction efforts by providing the first universal method for logistics emissions accounting.

Ahead of the expected publication of the standard, the Smart Freight Centre and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development recently released a guidance document entitled “End-to-End GHG Reporting of Logistics Operations”. This guidance, explicitly designed to complement the GLEC Framework, builds on a series of existing standards (including ISO 14083) and guidance to help organisations quantify and reduce emissions from logistics operations. It established core principles for logistics emissions disclosures and provides different approaches depending on the type of data available (e.g primary or default data).

For reference, CLECAT has been a longstanding supporter of a uniform, harmonised and transparent methodology to calculate CO2 footprint across the logistics supply chain, notably via its membership to the GLEC Framework and the development of the ISO 14083 standard. The aim of the project, to which CLECAT contributed financially, was to embed the principles of the GLEC Framework into a formalised ISO structure and ensure that companies, governments, and investors use a single methodology, consistent with the GLEC Framework, in the future. Several CLECAT members were closely involved in the process, submitting comments during the development of the ISO standard.

Source: ISO