GFA members learned about the basics of GHG calculations


With strong request from members, GFA held a webinar on GHG Methodology (Discovering Carbon Emissions Calculation for Logistics) on 12 April 2018. Mr. Stephan Schablinski who is a member of the GFA Board of Directors and also the Vice-President, Global GoGreen, DHL Supply Chain facilitated the training and presented the GHG accounting principles, calculation methodologies and limitations of existing approaches.

More than 30 executives from 10 countries attended the one-hour training and here’s the highlight of the session:

1. Identify the purpose of your carbon accounting.
Is it to Improve corporate reputation and accountability through public disclosure?
Is it to reduce costs through improved supply chain efficiency?
Is it for new market opportunities?

2. Familiarize with the 3 scopes of GHG emissions reporting

3. Calculate emissions either by using Direct Method (uses emission factor) or Indirect Method  (uses consumption factors in combination with emission factors).

4. Make use of the GFA Label process as a convenient way to get your CO2e emissions calculated in line with applicable standards and to provide your customers with your company specific consumption factor.


What our participants say:

 “I like the way the presentation was done. Speaker was clear and pace was suitable for me to follow through. Examples were also given to illustrate the points. Thumbs up! (Singapore)

 "This was great training, we enjoyed a lot. It was very specific and clarifies all relevant terms, factors and formulae. Thanks again for this wonderful session.”  (Pakistan)

"I like the presentation, very clear and helpful to understand the background behind the calculation.” (China)

GFA can host another webinar session for this topic in English and Mandarin. Please email if you’re interested.

IKEA Vietnam's carriers participate in defensive and eco-driving training

Several drivers of IKEA Vietnam's transport providers attended the 3-day defensive and eco-driving training held from 30 March to 1 April 2018 at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The training sessions include Push-Pull and Hand-Over-Hand steering wheel techniques and Blind Spot Identification session for defensive driving.

"I highly appreciate the big support from GFA and GIZ on this training. It’s a good chance for our carriers to refresh their knowledge on safety driving, clarify confusions on blind spots, and clear key points on how to save fuel. It was an effective interaction to improve their competence, deepen knowledge and was also a good platform for sharing knowledge among participants." - Mr. Van Huynh Ba Bich, Sustainability Developer, IKEA Vietnam

IKEA Vietnam plans to invite more of their carriers' drivers to join in the next training session. If you're interested in this training, please be on the lookout for the upcoming schedule below:

23-25 April 2018  - Phnom Penh, Cambodia
04-06 May 2018  - Pathumthani, Thailand
12-14 June 2018 - Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
08-10 June 2018 - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This training is organized by our partner, GIZ, a German development agency. Slots are free for GFA members. To register, please email

GFA launches Green Freight Leaders' Society

 Mr. Gerardo Sotomayor, Supply Chain Director of APB Singapore gave an overview of their "Drop the C" sustainability program & shared  their green logistics initiatives

Mr. Gerardo Sotomayor, Supply Chain Director of APB Singapore gave an overview of their "Drop the C" sustainability program & shared  their green logistics initiatives

Green Freight Asia recently held the first session of its ‘green club,’ the Green Freight Leaders’ Society (GFLS) last 28 March 2018 in Singapore. Hosted by Heineken, the event brought about 20 executives from 13 organizations representing all sectors - business, government, non-profit and academe.

GFLS, meant to be an informal gathering is structured to help build a better relationship among the executives under the GFA network and GFA partner organizations. On its first gathering, which lasted for 2 hours, attendees learned about the sustainability initiatives of Heineken and also heard first hand, the recent results of a study on Singapore's urban freight transport, followed by casual conversations over dinner and beer.

GFA is deeply grateful to HEINEKEN®, a founding member of GFA for sponsoring the first GFLS session. HEINEKEN® had generously provided a private room for the gathering, a dinner reception and freshly brewed beer in its Tiger Tavern for everyone’s enjoyment.

What our participants say about the event:

“Speeches were great, good balance between concrete business cases and inspiring research work for the future. Very nice venue that helped mingling and getting to know each other.”

“Casual, cosy atmosphere was great for meeting new people in the industry, venue was conducive and the food was awesome! Content of the presentations were relevant and very useful.”

“Re-do the same!”

Avail of discounted rate to 2018 Consumer-driven Supply Chain Summit!

In collaboration with Global SCM, GFA members will get a special rate to their 2018 Consumer-driven Supply Chain Summit on April 18-19 in Shanghai, China. 

GFA will also give a talk on "Green Freight as a Competitive Differentiator" which will touch on how green freight can help companies establish a competitive advantage with the rise of ethical consumers and also on the benefits of voluntary green freight certification - an added external assurance for companies - that consumers can recognize and trust. 


Over 200 Retail Supply Chain Leaders to Attend the 2018 Consumer-driven Supply Chain Summit

Henkel, Michael Kors, IBM, Mondelēz, DHL, Alibaba, JD.COM and more gather to discuss ways to lead the future of the retail supply chain

GlobalSCM, the leading integrated resource platform primarily for supply chain, logistics, purchasing and manufacturing fields, is pleased to announce the return of its Consumer-driven Supply Chain Summit. Retail supply chain leaders such as IKEA, Huawei, Nike, Adidas, Coach will take part in one of the industry’s biggest gatherings, with 200+ attendees, 15+ hours networking, 5 theme sessions...

The 2018 Consumer-driven Supply Chain Summit provides retail supply chain leaders with deep industry experience, practical insight, best practical, lesson learned and leading trends, which help companies keep pace with change in today’s retail and consumer goods industry, enable you to network and converse with like-minded peers.

“Great event, one of the best to meet top SC professionals,” said Senior Vice President, Corporate Supply Chain, Nestle. “Learning from each other/ networking for possible collaboration is the best part.”

Retail and consumer goods supply chains are being driven by consumer demands more than ever, global experts will discuss key ways to make your supply chain consistently serve your customers effectively and efficiently. Topics will include digital, multi-channel fulfillment and innovation collaboration, sourcing and supplier strategy, new technology and trends, industry outlook.

Speaker line-up includes new and noteworthy keynotes:

- Dirk Holbach, Senior Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer , Henkel

- Johannes Giloth, SVP Global Operations and Chief Procurement Officer , Nokia

- Marie Robinson, SVP, Global Operations, Michael Kors

- Liren Xu, Vice President Supply Chain, Stanley Black & Decker

- Mei Yee Pang, Vice President Innovation, Asia Pacific, DHL

The CDSC 2018 is the Great Gathering of Global Senior-Level Retail/Consumer Goods Supply Chain Professionals that will fundamentally reshape the supply chain industry over the next ten years.

See the full speaker list, agenda highlights and ways to get involved in the conference brochure here.

For further information, please also contact: ; +86 21 3639 7572

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Take part in a complimentary workshop on carbon accounting!

GFA members can join a workshop on GLEC Framework which will be on 29 March 2018 from 9:30am - 4:00pm at S31 Hotel 545 Sukhumvit Road Bangkok, Thailand. Its organized by our partner, the Smart Freight Centre and is free of charge to our GFA members and their transport providers.

The workshop objectives are: 
1. How logistics greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions are calculated and reported – and who is doing it. 

2. The strategic business value of carbon accounting and climate awareness in global logistics value chains. 

3. The potential to use results calculated with the GLEC Framework for sustainable decision-making and science-based target setting. 

Green Freight Asia will also give a presentation on the relevance of GLEC to GFA and the use of the GLEC methodology in relation to the GFA Label. Email if you would like to attend.



Watch out for these complimentary training sessions for you and your transport providers: 

  3-day Defensive and Eco-Driving Courses 
  05 March to 07 March 2018             Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  14 March to 16 March 2018             Nay Pyai Taw, Myanmar

  30 March to 01 April 2018                Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

  04 April to 06 April 2018                   Savannakhet, Lao PDR

  04 May to 06 May 2018                    Rayong province, Thailand

Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your drivers’ skills! The program is organized by our partner, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and this course is complimentary to all GFA members.

Email to register. 

More details of this program can be found here:

 KRL Transport & Logistics Service, a transport provider of Heineken Lao attended the defensive and eco-driving training last November 2017 in Vientiane, Lao

KRL Transport & Logistics Service, a transport provider of Heineken Lao attended the defensive and eco-driving training last November 2017 in Vientiane, Lao

Join us at the first session of our Green Freight Leaders' Society

 Come and join us on 28 March 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an evening of sharing and networking over beer at our first assembly of Green Freight Leaders' Society in APB Singapore at 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.

Come and join us on 28 March 2018 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for an evening of sharing and networking over beer at our first assembly of Green Freight Leaders' Society in APB Singapore at 459 Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim.

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HEINEKEN®, a founding member of GFA is our partner for our first GFLS session. It has generously provided us with a private room for an exclusive experience conducive for people to meet and learn in comfort and enjoyment.

HEINEKEN® also invites you to end the day with a networking session and enjoy a freshly brewed beer in its Tiger Tavern.


1. Socialize and learn from each other.

2. Exchange ideas and information. Informally. In a bar.

3. Meet people with different expertise.

4. Connect with people who are involved in green logistics.


About the Green Freight Leaders' Society

The Green Freight Leaders’ Society (GFLS) is an informal gathering of sustainability leaders from all sectors – business, government, non-profit and academe – who are all passionate to create a sustainable future.

Given the business sector's power, resources and reach, it is still the most powerful force in addressing the environmental challenges we face. Hence, it must take the lead in finding innovative ways to reconnect company success with society's progress. And usually, great and innovative ideas come from informal gatherings where participants of different backgrounds and different fields of expertise talk and share information and experiences.

WHAT WE AIM: To build a better relationship among sustainability leaders within the GFA network and our partners.

GFA welcomes its newest members this month

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)

The H&M group is a global fashion and design company – with the brands H&M and H&M Home, COS, & Other Stories, Monki, Weekday Cheap Monday and ARKET. Each with its own unique identity, all brands are united by a passion for fashion, design and quality and the drive to dress customers in a sustainable way. 

H&M has more than 4,700 stores in 69 markets and sell online in 44. As of 2017, the company has 171,000 employees. 

H&M’s vision for sustainability is to use its size and scale to lead the change towards circular and renewable fashion while being a fair and equal company. By 2040, its goal is to be climate positive throughout its value chain. The first step is for its H&M Logistics to reduce CO2 emissions from transport by 30%. Another sustainability focus area of H&M Logistics is to increase energy efficiency in warehouses and to recycle 95% of all waste. 

Curious about H&M's sustainability strategy? Check their latest Sustainability Report here. 


Eternity Grand Logistics

Eternity Grand Logistics (ETG) provides transportation, warehouse and distribution management services in Thailand. Its services include cross border transport services to countries in the Great Mekong Sub- region; container haulage handling services for import and export to destinations; and contract transportation services through a fleet of pick up trucks and boxvans. 

The company is headquartered in Samutprakan, Thailand and became a subsidiary of Hitachi Transport System (Thailand) Limited last April 5, 2011. 

Find out more about their profile here.

 Eternity Grand Logistics' headquarters

Eternity Grand Logistics' headquarters