Sustainable transportation and mapping of logistics activities - With the goal of having fossil-free transportation by 2030

University essay from Lunds universitet/Teknisk logistik; Lunds universitet/Institutionen för teknisk ekonomi och logistik

Abstract: Today’s supply chains have become more global than ever before, which has brought out an enormous increase in environmental damage such as CO2 emissions. In an initiative to become more environmentally friendly, Swedish Food Federation has launched a joint sustainability manifest. 41 food producers in Sweden have joined this initiative and The Company is one of them. The manifest consists of five commitments, where this thesis project is related to the first commitment. This commitment states that The Company needs to become fossil-free in their operations, including transportation, by 2030. The purpose of the thesis is to develop a plan for The Company which helps them achieve the fossil-free transportation goal by 2030. The research method of this master thesis is a single case study of sustainable transportation, where the unit of analysis is The Company’s transportation operations. The case research allows the authors of this paper to investigate the phenomenon deeply and conduct semi-structured interviews with the stakeholders to develop a plan for the sustainability goal by 2030. The primary data is collected by qualitative semi-structured interviews with both internal and external stakeholders. Secondary data has been gathered through internet search and excel-files provided by the stakeholders. Furthermore, Swedish Transportation Agency’s website has been used to gather data regarding different vehicles. The recommendations are made in two sections: KPIs and the roadmap. There are five KPIs recommended to The Company to measure in order to achieve the ultimate goal of becoming fossil-free in transportation by 2030. The roadmap aims to provide a plan to The Company to achieve the goal by 2030, by changing the leasing cars to 100% BEV, existing fossil-fueled forklifts with electric forklifts, purchasing 100% HVO fuel for the trucks by the LSPs, and lastly having fossil-free tractors either by using biofuels or electric tractors. The roadmap includes activities, market analysis and goals where the activities and market analysis are the steps to achieve the goals.

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