Analysis of the environmental impact from
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.
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