Commercial, GHG Emissions - March 26, 2020
Delivery businesses cut emissions 11,000 tons with route optimization
A new report released this week concludes that more than 500 delivery businesses worldwide have collectively cut more than 11,000 tons of carbon emissions in 2019 through route optimization strategies.
Routific, a Vancouver-based tech company, received a $1.8 million grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada for the production of clean energy technologies. The report released this week detailed the success of their route optimization technology that delivery companies have been using and was verified by Offsetters Clean Technology.
“Awareness is key. Every business needs to take our world's climate seriously, for our future and to ensure the health and well-being of future generations,” Routific Founder and CEO Marc Kuo said in a statement. “Route optimization technology not only saves a business time, money, and fuel, it also drastically reduces a company's carbon footprint. It's win-win.”
The Routific software uses AI algorithms to shorten delivery routes by an average of 20%, which allows delivery companies to reduce fuel use and emissions.
This report of delivery emissions explains that “Last Mile” deliveries worsen commutes and increase pollutants. The World Economic Forum projects a 36% rise in delivery vehicles in the top 100 cities globally by 2030 and that emissions from last-mile delivery traffic will increase by nearly a third.
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