Recommitting itself to effective climate action in accordance with United Nations
Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), leading global logistics service provider
Expolanka Freight (Pvt) Ltd (EFL) announced that it secured ISO 14064 Certification on
Greenhouse Gas emissions (GHG).
A voluntary standard that enables companies to provide a credible and accurate
measurement of its carbon footprint, the ISO 14064 Certification details principles for
designing, developing, managing and reporting organization level GHG inventories
including quantifying of emissions and removals.
The standard also identifies specific organizational actions that can be taken to further
improve GHG management, in addition to providing guidance on quality management,
reporting, internal auditing and the responsibilities for verification of reporting.
“As a leading player in the global logistics industry, EFL is acutely aware of the fact that
on average, our industry tends towards a larger carbon footprint that others in the
services sector. This dynamic represents the next frontier in terms of how logistics
providers must adapt to serve the global climate agenda.
“EFL’s second voluntary ISO certification in this field therefore represents a clear
acknowledgement of our current GHG emissions, as well as a firm commitment on our
part to exploring every feasible option to reduce our carbon footprint and lead the way
towards a sustainable future for all,” EFL Sustainability Lead, Sabrina Yusoof stated.
In total, EFL recorded GHG emissions of 7623.55 tCO2e across all its 10 operational
locations across the country during the fiscal year ended March 2018, as compared with
7314.63 tCO2e in 2017. This marginal increase was largely attributable to an increase
in Scope 3 emissions – parallel to a continuing expansion in the breadth of EFL’s
operations over the course of 2018.
The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard classifies a company’s GHG emissions into
three ‘scopes’. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled
sources. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased
energy. Scope 3 emissions indicate all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2) that
occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and
Globally the majority of emissions generated by the logistics industry are comprised of
carbon dioxide, given that almost 95% of the world’s transportation energy is estimated
to be powered by petroleum-based fuels – mainly gasoline and diesel.
EFL (Expolanka Freight) is a leading provider of supply chain solutions across 18
countries and over 60 cities. Founded in 1982, EFL is headquartered in Sri Lanka and is
ranked among the top five forwarders in the Indian Subcontinent and recognized as an
expert in fashion logistic EFL is a member of Expolanka PLC – a leading conglomerate with interests in Logistics, Leisure and Investments.
The company has thrived on overcoming the challenges of operating in limited logistic infrastructure markets, taking its operations to 18 countries, 60+ offices and over 2,300 staff around the world.