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What is Carbon Footprint?

Human activities are one of the main causes of greenhouse gas emissions. A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. Calculation of carbon footprint can be done ranging from a single person to the entire world, based on multiple factors. For individuals, it is calculated based on their diet, transportation choices, home size, shopping and recreational activities, usage of electricity, heating, and heavy appliances such as dryers and refrigerators, and so on. For businesses, a number of other additional factors such as the nature of product/service offered, the size of operations, dependency on natural resources, etc. come into consideration.

Industries, e-commerce businesses, corporate entities, and supply chain enterprises contribute majorly to the increase in greenhouse gases and carbon emissions. As corporates, they have a prime social responsibility of adopting greener and more sustainable business practices to reduce their carbon footprint.

How can supply chains reduce carbon footprint?

  • Digitizing manual supply chain operations with automation and paperless technology solutions
  • Minimizing fuel and energy consumption with the help of smart network and route planning
  • Implementing eco-friendly parcel packaging processes in the supply chain
  • Improving the capacity utilization of fleet used for distribution and delivery operations
  • Bringing in more visibility and traceability in the supply chain

How Locus helps businesses reduce carbon footprint

Paperless logistics planning | Route optimization for minimal fuel consumption | Supply chain network design optimization | Electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) in the last-mile | Real-time fleet tracking and management | Fleet capacity utilization solutions

Related Resources

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How to reduce your supply chain carbon footprint with Logistics Planning Software?
How we built a zero-waste product roadmap in a Logistics SaaS Company
How we built a zero-waste product roadmap in a Logistics SaaS Company
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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons etc. to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle (fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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43m+ miles

Reduction in distance traveled

18m+ tons

Reduction in GHG emissions

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Savings in logistics costs
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