The Swedish government and the EU have set high targets for reducing climate impact. Sweden aims to become one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations with no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045. Sweden also has a target of reducing emissions from domestic transportation of at least 70 percent by 2030 compared with 2010.
Among modes of transport, rail is the most spaceand energy-efficient and has the least negative impact on the environment. An average freight train (wagon load) represents around 20 trucks. Other forms of transportation are also gradually reducing their environmental impact, but transition takes time and is largely counteracted by increases in volume. If climate goals are going to be reached, more freight needs to be transported via rail.
More than 95 percent of Green Cargo’s rail freight operations are carried out by electric trains, about 5 percent by diesel trains and by truck togheter. Our use of hydroelectric power and low rolling resistance steel wheels are resulting in near-zero climate impact.
The key to sustainable logistics is in collaboration between different forms of transportation. Rail transportation should be chosen when possible and connected with other forms of transportation when needed.
We are currently certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2015 and we strive to always to improve our environmental performance. Despite an already favorable environmental performance, we need to continue to work systematically to reduce our remaining environmental impact.