Leaner and greener logistics poster
Two years ago, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, through Connekt (ITS Netherlands) instigated the Lean and Green programme. This set out to link logistics and ITS, and find ways to increase businesses’ competitiveness and customer appeal whilst also reducing environmental effects. Over that time, it has proven that being greener is no barrier to business and in some cases – for instance where customers have articulated policies which prescribe the use of sustainable logistics partners – it can actually be a door-opener.
Lean and Green set out to reduce CO2 emissions by 20 per cent against 2007 levels whilst increasing participant organisations’ appeal and whilst continually setting and realising new sustainability targets. ITS found application as a platform for information exchange and to link industrial partners, providing the participating companies with an ability to better plan, reduce and combine journeys.
Lean and Green has proven so successful that it is being emulated in Italy and Belgium, with Sweden, Germany and Spain expected to follow suit.
Visitors to this year’s ITS World Congress can learn more during a special session which will take place in Schubert 6 on Thursday 25 October 16.00-17.30.
The Netherlands is among the first countries to file a national framework in line with the European ITS Directive (2010/40/EU) and both copies of this and more information can be obtained from the Connekt stand.