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Today's logistics professionals face the dual challenge of being responsible for their organisation's carbon footprint and running their logistics department smoothly. 

While it may seem like these two objectives are at odds with one another, that is not the case. In fact, by applying net zero logistics practices, you can meet both your organisation's needs and its responsibility to protect the environment. 

Net Zero logistics is a strategy that allows organisations to balance their responsibility to protect the environment while continuing to meet business objectives.
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What is Net Zero Logistics?

Net zero logistics is a strategy that allows organisations to balance their responsibility to protect the environment while continuing to meet business objectives. 

It is a goal that organisations can and must strive for to reduce their carbon footprint. Net zero logistics is not a single action or solution but a combination of strategies that work together to reduce a company's carbon footprint. 

While the logistics industry is one of the most significant contributors to greenhouse gas emissions, it also has the potential to reduce those emissions significantly.

Reduce Transportation Footprint

To reduce the carbon footprint of your supply chain, start by decreasing the amount of transportation required. 

Reducing the number of suppliers: This can be done by consolidating, finding regional suppliers, or diversifying your supplier base to include local companies that can deliver your goods.

Finding the right balance of on-demand and scheduled transportation services: On-demand transportation services allow you to book space in trucks already heading in the direction of a scheduled pick-up or delivery. Scheduled transportation services help you plan the shipment of goods and the trucks required based on your company's needs.

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Build a Sustainable Supply Chain

There are many ways that organisations can help to build a more sustainable supply chain. 

Reducing the amount of inventory held: Keeping less stock on hand reduces the amount of money spent on reserve and the amount of space required in the warehouse. Reducing inventory can help improve the quality of service your customers receive. 

Investing in technology that reduces waste and improves efficiency: Investing in technology, such as automation and visibility software, can help you to reduce waste, lower your costs and improve your efficiency. Adopting a multi-sourcing strategy: A multi-sourcing plan can help reduce the risk of supply chain disruptions.  

Working with suppliers to reduce your carbon footprint: You can work with suppliers to help them reduce their carbon footprint and encourage them to adopt more sustainable practices.

By applying net zero logistics practices, you can reduce your carbon footprint and meet your company's responsibility to protect the environment. No single action will do this; instead, it is a combination of strategies that work together to meet this goal. 

Any organisation can achieve net zero logistics with the right strategy and commitment.