SFC is the Smart Freight Centre, SFC was established in 2013 as a global non-profit organisation leading the way to a more efficient and environmentally sustainable global freight and logistics sector.
SFC is dedicated to remove market barriers and leverage existing initiatives to catalyse the uptake of practical solutions throughout industry that improve fuel efficiency, reduce emissions and lower operating costs. SFC can play this role because it is a fit-for-purpose organisation with secured funding, independent from industry or government, and has a global network across stakeholder groups. SFC focuses on three approaches:
- Define and drive business leadership and make a connection between the private sector, government and civil society to maximise cooperation and alignment (Smart Freight Leadership)
- Create a universal and transparent way of calculating logistics emissions across the global supply chain through the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC)
- Catalyse the sector-wide adoption of proven and cost-effective technologies and solutions starting with road freight through SFC's Smart Trucks Platform.
SFC’s aspirations for Navigating a Changing Climate
Awareness of climate change issues is variable across SFC’s network. Many initial contacts at the forefront taking action in respect of greenhouse gas emissions reduction in the logistics sector but there is less awareness elsewhere. Participation in the Navigating a Changing Climate initiative enables SFC to work with like-minded organisations in the sector to set the agenda and lead the development of consistent, workable approaches to calculation and reporting of greenhouse gases from maritime and inland waterway freight transportation and from associated terminal operations. This is an essential step towards effective decision making and emission reduction strategy development and subsequent action.