COFRET is a collaborative research and demonstration project, part-funded by the European Commission, which is working to provide industry, shippers, receivers and logistics providers with the opportunity to remove the current uncertainty over calculating the carbon footprint of freight transport.  COFRET  is working with existing initiatives already being developed by various stakeholders in the supply chain so that it is aligned with the needs of those responsible for shipping and transporting goods by whatever means.  COFRET  is using this approach to help in the standardisation of a carbon footprinting approach for supply chains and their individual elements.  This close co-operation between the research team and industry stakeholders is an integral element of COFRET. 

As part of the process of pulling together information about carbon footprinting of freight transport and forging links with existing initiatives the aim is to make the COFRET website the first point of reference for information on this issue.

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