Naturskyddsföreningen (the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation) has the world’s most stringent environmental requirements for companies seeking to obtain “Good Environmental Choice” certification for their freight transportation. To gain accreditation, companies must demonstrate that the fuel they consume comes primarily from renewable sources, as well as ensuring their air pollution emissions remain low.
“In practice, this means that long distance transport solutions can only qualify by using rail services, or combining rail and road-based transportation. Greencarrier has enjoyed an excellent partnership with Green Cargo, whose transport solutions have been certified since 1998.”
“We hope to be able to further expand this partnership in line with receiving growing numbers of enquires regarding ‘green’ transport solutions. This has particular importance for customers within the textile sector, who work under their own stringent environmental requirements and life cycle perspectives for their products and services, when making their choice of subcontractor,” adds Erlandsson.
The guiding principle underpinning “Good Environmental Choice” accreditation is that the transport service itself is certified; not the type of vehicle used. Assessment is made primarily on the basis of volumes of air pollution emission, in the form nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides and hydrocarbons, during one year.
“Alongside renewable fuel, the fill ratio during transportation is a key parameter. The requirements can only be met in the event the return transport solution is also efficiently utilised and loaded,” advises Erlandsson.
When Greencarrier takes part in the Logistics & Transport trade fair at the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Göteborg, on 29–30 May, more information will be available on the freight transport solutions which comply with the “Good Environmental Choice” requirements.
During the spring, Greencarrier became the first Swedish logistics operator to obtain “Good Environmental Choice” certification for the following rail services, operated in partnership with Green Cargo: Göteborg/Ystad – Skellefteå and Göteborg–Norrköping.
Bengt Erlandsson, Business Development Officer for Green Carrier, sees the certification as a key milestone in the company’s work on the environment.
Facts – “Good Environmental Choice” freight transport solutions
“Good Environmental Choice” is an independent environmental certification offered by the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation.
The certification aims to promote better choices taking into account nature, environmental and climatic factors.
Certification for freight transport solutions is divided into three categories: light goods (carriers), distribution and long-distance transport solutions. From a life cycle perspective, the use of renewable energy is analysed in combination with the emission of air pollution generated by operation and production of fuel. The fill ratio is also measured.
For more information, please contact:
Bengt Erlandsson, Business Development Manager for Greencarrier.
+46 (0)705-87 89 31, firstname.lastname@example.org
Agneta Carlsson, Product Manager, Good Environmental Choice Transport Solutions, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation,
+46 (0)70-921 97 22, email@example.com