24 March 2023


The ISO 14083 standard – “Greenhouse gases — Quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions arising from transport chain operations” was published by the ISO Committee on 20 March 2023, after around three and a half years of preparation. CLECAT welcomes the much-awaited publication of the new international standard which is expected to support the industry globally in its carbon reduction efforts by providing the first universal method for logistics emissions accounting.

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. CLECAT will now work on different initiatives in support of the wide implementation and usage of the methodology within the industry.

Source: ISO