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Zeus Joins Forces with Smart Freight Centre to Improve the Standardised Calculation Methods for Global Emissions

Zeus Joins Forces with Smart Freight Centre to Improve the Standardised Calculation Methods for Global Emissions
7 March 2023 Samantha Anderson

Logistics start-up Zeus strengthens the provision of sustainable freight, becoming a member of Smart Freight Centre (SFC) and joining their Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC).

Logtech start-up Zeus has become the latest member of the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) community, an international non-profit organisation focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from freight transportation. The partnership will see Zeus work with the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), an SFC-led programme, to submit data, create guidelines and processes and help improve the accounting, reporting, and importantly the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the freight sector.

The two year old start-up, which provides sustainable freight solutions to manufacturers and retailers across the UK and Europe, will be working alongside this leading worldwide body to improve the GLEC Framework and ensure development of even more impactful tools and solutions.

GLEC was established in 2014 by SFC and has since grown into a voluntary partnership of more than 150 companies, industry associations, and experts committed to tracking and reducing GHG emissions in the logistics industry. The GLEC Framework for Logistics Emission Accounting and Reporting carries the ‘Built on GHG Protocol’ mark, supports consistent and transparent calculation and reporting of emissions in the sector and contributes to development of new International Standards. It is the only globally-recognised methodology for harmonised calculation and reporting of the logistics GHG footprint across the multimodal supply chain.

Alan Lewis, Technical Director at Smart Freight Centre and co-author of the GLEC Framework, said: “Supply chain decarbonisation is critical in order to reduce GHG emissions by one billion tonnes by 2030, and to reach zero emissions by 2050. Our Smart Freight Centre community is pleased to welcome Zeus to GLEC. Through collaboration with global partners such Zeus and SFC’s industry-leading network, we’re taking concrete steps towards accelerating our GHG emission reduction goals.”

Jai Kanwar, Zeus Co-Founder, said: “On Zeus’s journey to help develop a new universal standard in sustainable freight, the great work already done by GLEC and the Smart Freight Centre community is important and trailblazing. We’re thrilled to become fully-fledged members of this important global body and help directly improve standards, accounting and ultimately help large manufacturers and retailers have access to the best sustainable transport solutions possible.”

Zeus’s new Head of Sustainability, Dr Christopher de Saxe, who joins on 1 May, will be the company’s representative on the Council. Dr de Saxe comes from the University of Cambridge’s Sustainable Freight Research Centre and will be responsible for implementing commercial pilots of zero emission technology, such as electric HGVs, clean hydrogen, and alternative fuels, with Zeus clients.
This year, Zeus has committed to using only renewable diesel or electric-powered HGVs for new clients, as it doubles down on making sustainable freight more commercially viable.
Zeus Co-Founder Clemente Theotokis added: “We have a new low-carbon multimodal solution available and new products in development that are all designed to give real, actionable, and importantly significant, reductions in carbon emissions today. We firmly believe that rapidly commercialising sustainability and giving shippers easy to implement solutions is of vital importance. The work that GLEC does is a critical cog in enabling this decarbonisation of freight.”


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About Zeus Labs Ltd:
Zeus is the registered trademark of Zeus Labs Ltd. No. UK00003807267.

Zeus is an award-winning tech start-up simplifying the haulage industry and driving the sustainable freight agenda. Founded by Jai Kanwar and Clemente Theotokis in 2020, the company’s goal is to help create a universal standard in sustainable freight.

Its next-generation platform helps streamline the road and rail freight process, cutting down on unnecessary administration, reducing unused freight capacity, and increasing the productivity of supply chains across the UK and Europe. Further, it is driving higher revenues and more efficient load management for hauliers, while reducing overheads and increasing reliability for shippers. Zeus handles over 660,000 tonnes of cargo annually worth circa £6.5 billion for over 60 enterprise-level clients including the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), Primark, Decathlon, Kellogg’s, General Mills, and P&G. Zeus is ranked at number 28 in the Startups 100 Index 2023, while the two co-founders also won Young Entrepreneur(s) of the Year Award 2023.

Zeus is a member of Smart Freight Centre, joining their Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC), as well as a Gold Partner of the UK’s Road Haulage Association, and a member of the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance.

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About Smart Freight Centre:
Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is an international non-profit organization focused on reducing greenhouse gas emission from freight transportation. Our goal is to guide the global logistics industry to track and reduce its GHG emissions by 1 billion tonnes by 2030 and reach zero emissions by 2050 or earlier. We collaborate with multinational partner organizations to quantify impacts, identify solutions, and advocate logistics decarbonization strategies.

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About GLEC:
The Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) is our program where companies and NGOs are dedicated to drive widespread, transparent and consistent calculation and reporting of GHG emissions. The GLEC Framework was developed to offer multinationals and their suppliers. This methodology allows our members and partners to accelerate their action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to collectively meet the Paris Climate Agreement. The GLEC Framework version 2.0 has provided the principles upon which an ISO standard, to serve as a formally recognized global standard for calculating GHG emissions in transport chains (including logistics and freight), has been based.

For more information on GLEC, visit: