The global freight system is in transformation. Buyers, regulators, and the public want freight that is simultaneously more economical, more flexible, and more sustainable. Globally, freight drives economic development and contributes to 7 percent of greenhouse gas emissions—comparable to the contribution of a major developed economy, and more than the airline industry and internet combined—and it’s growing. To meet joint objectives of economic growth and emissions reductions, operators will need to leverage a diverse, often confusing, set of existing and emerging solutions.
To respond to this need, BSR’s Future of Fuels—a group of companies working toward a vision of commercial road freight fueled by low-carbon, sustainable technology—have developed the Sustainable Fuel Buyers’ Principles, which provide a robust framework to catalyze lasting change to the road freight fuel system.
The Principles have been signed by 18 companies since their launch in May 2017.