With natural disasters on the rise and climate change dominating the news cycle, the public is focused on the need to decrease harmful emissions and clean up the planet. This has led consumers to look further into the full life cycle impact of products (which includes the supply chains) and actively seek the most sustainable alternative for purchase.
Moving into 2022, sustainability is top of mind for consumers and logistics companies alike. Logistics has historically been a high carbon intensity industry, as transportation of all kinds accounts for approximately 29% of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2019, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That makes transportation the largest single contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.