Welcome to the REff tool, the GHG assessment tool for logistics sites!

How resource efficient are the services at your warehouses, transhipment sites or distribution centres?

Carbon footprinting is regarded as one means of enhancing transparency on where greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are produced within a transport chain and, thus, limiting the emissions and improving the efficiency of transport and transhipment, on both the demand and supply sides of the market. In order to meet global GHG reduction targets and to realize sustainable transport chains, standardization of emissions calculation is progressing swiftly. Logistics sites have a connecting role within transport chains and play their part in contributing to overall logistics emissions.

The present REff tool is the result of a number of interlinked projects and activities in close cooperation with and the support of various partners: e.g. the German R&D project Green Logistics, LEARN project (co-funded by the EU), the Global Logistics Emissions Council GLEC, EcoTransIT World, Sustainable Performance Monitor focussing container terminals, and others.

The cooperation of these partners aims at

  • Providing business a tool that measures and monitors the resource consumption and emissions efficiency at logistics sites,
  • Monitoring resource efficiency and developing further KPIs in the storage and transhipment sector.

The current version of the tool provides the possibility for data input and GHG emissions calculation with focus on warehouses, transhipment sites and distribution centres.

Participating companies receive

  • A guided tour through the data collection for preparing the calculation of GHG emissions of one or more sites
  • The calculated annual carbon footprint per site [tonnes CO₂e/a]
  • Average emission intensity values per site [kg CO₂e/tonne]
  • Possibility to monitor the company's resource efficiency over the years.

The underlying methodology is described in the 'Guide for GHG emissions accounting at logistics sites' that can be downloaded here.

Provided data is treated strictly confidential. All data at the individual site level obtained through this tool will be anonymised. Under no circumstances will the identifiers be made available to individuals.

For requesting an individual account or to receive further information, please contact us at contact-reff@iml.fraunhofer.de.