GEODIS develops an eco-design approach for its logistics solutions


GEODIS says it has developed an eco-design approach that integrates the impacts of its logistics services. The company claims to be one of the first logisticians in the world to be audited, with Its eco-design methodology being validated by the French association for quality improvement and management (AFAQ1).

Implemented by GEODIS for its Contract Logistics line of business, the eco-design methodology aims to identify the environmental impact of a logistics service at all stages of its life cycle and propose areas for improvement. GEODIS plans to provide its customers with a detailed carbon assessment as well as effective reductions in, or even avoidance of CO2 emissions. These options are said to help to minimize energy consumption, improve waste management and optimize the use of buildings, equipment and transport flows.

For one of its clients, GEODIS states that it has developed an approach to reduce CO2 emissions by 51.0%, or approximately 2,250 tons of CO2 over five years, using a system that combines the use of photovoltaic panels and LED lamps, a recycling process, optimization of space and equipment, and a BREEAM-certified building.

All GEODIS engineers in charge of designing logistics offers are said to be trained in the eco-design approach to anticipate CO2 emissions before a project even begins. GEODIS customers have access to a comparison between a standard logistics offer and the “eco-designed” proposal, which they can use in their own carbon assessment.

The methodology is said to be based on GEODIS’s expertise and data in sustainable development and has been audited by an external auditing firm and validated by AFAQ.

Source: GEODIS