Memorandum of understanding between GFE and Lean and Green
Collaboration will lead to one uniform framework for
measuring and monitoring CO2 emissions, network- and carrier
Yesterday, 12 November 2013, at the "Innovation relay trade
show" in Amsterdam, Peter van der Sterre, director of Green Freight
Europe, and Nico Anten, managing director of Connekt ( Lean and
Green), signed a "Memorandum of Understanding" to collaborate on
sustainable freight transport in Europe.
Green Freight Europe and Lean and Green have underwritten
their ambition to create a joined approach for measuring the
reduction of carbon emissions in freight transport in Europe.
Therefore the organization respectively the programme signed a
memorandum of understanding for collaboration.
The parties agree to create a common framework and definition for
measuring and combining CO2 emissions, network- and carrier
performance. This will allow a standardized comparison in peer
groups, using primary operational data, based on the recently
published CEN prEN 16258.
Trade and Industry
Although there are numerous initiatives, there still is not one
and uniform framework for measuring and comparing Co2 emissions and
Green Freight Europe, the independent and voluntary program for
improving environmental performance of road transport in Europe,
established a European method. Within the scope of the Lean
and Green programme, 300 companies and organisations have
committed themselves to the reduction of 20% CO2 emissions. Through
the cooperation of the two organisations there will be one uniform
framework, based on the CEN prEN 16258 standard. A strong wish of
transport and industry.
"This collaboration on sustainable freight transport in Europe is
a logical step", according to Peter van der Sterre, "through this
cooperation, Green Freight Europe and Lean and Green join their
ambition to diminish CO2 emission from road transport." Nico Anten
adds: "L ean and Green will focus on front running companies and
will be the incubator for best practices on improving environmental
performances throughout freight transport. Green Freight Europe
will focus on monitoring, reporting and knowledge dissemination of
these best practices to the European companies. Therefore
both programmes are complementary to each other.
Members of Green Freight Europe and of Lean and Green will
benefit mutually from the two programmes.
Note by the
For questions about Green Freight Europe please contact Peter
van der Sterre (GFE) by phone +31621958070 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or contact Iris Casteren van Cattenburch (Connekt) by
phone + 31624573826 or e-mail Casteren@connekt.nl
Further details about Green Freight Europe, its objectives,
activities, members and developments, along with details as to how
to join, are available from the website: www.greenfreighteurope.eu.
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