Supply Management
 
Analysis of the environmental impact from transportation
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Use of EPIs in supply chain communication
 

Analysis of the environmental impact from transportation

The aim of this strategy is to illustrate how to identify and minimize the environmental impact from transportation. The strategy is based on experiences from Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry.
Background

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The demands on companies regarding environmental issues have increased and now concern not only the direct impact from the production site but also other activities like transportation related to the company. Authorities have, at least in Sweden, begun to ask about the environmental impact connected to transports in relation to license applications.

The purpose of this strategy is to show a working procedure used to identify and minimize environmental impact from the transportation of raw materials and products to and from a production site. The target groups are logistic departments or environmental support functions, who might conduct this type of study at the request of the site management. Using this strategy provides the basis of the decision whether the transport represents a significant share of the total environmental impact caused by the company or not.

The strategy is developed based on experiences from studies conducted by personnel from environmental departments and on-site environmental coordinators at Akzo Nobel in Stenungsund, in co-operation with logistics and marketing departments. A brochure that describes some of the work concerning the transportation issue at Akzo Nobel in Stenungsund can be found here.

Working procedure