About SFC

Who we are

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is an international non-profit organization focused on reducing the emission impacts of global freight transportation.

Read our 2022 Annual Report
Our Vision

An efficient and zero emission global logistics sector.

Our Mission

To collaborate with our global partners to quantify impacts, identify solutions, and propagate logistics decarbonization strategies.

Our Goal

Guide the global logistics industry in tracking and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by one billion tonnes by 2030 and to reach zero emissions by 2050 or earlier, consistent with a 1.5° future.

We achieve our goals by

  • Enabling performance measuring of GHG logistics emissions to drive transparency and accountability of organizations.

  • Facilitating solution pathways and catalyzing collaboration between logistics stakeholders to share knowledge and create impact together.

  • Educating, training, and scaling-up organizations in the logistics sector to accelerate the uptake of decarbonization solutions. This allows our members and partners to accelerate their action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the freight sector and to collectively meet the Paris Climate agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Join the SFC community

Organizations on their journey to freight decarbonization can become a member of the SFC community. Members have access to a wide portfolio of initiatives and projects to help them collaborate to improve their GHG emission performance and supply chain economics.

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Explore our memberships

Our programs

Global Logistics Emissions Council

GLEC is our community of organizations and NGOs dedicated to driving widespread, transparent, and consistent calculation and reporting of logistics GHG emissions.

Smart Freight Buyers Alliance

The Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance (SFBA) unites freight buyers and freight decarbonization initiatives to shift to zero emissions freight transport.

Clean Cargo

Clean Cargo is a collaborative partnership between ocean container carriers, freight forwarders, and cargo owners.

Clean Air Transport

Clean Air Transport program aims to unite first movers on sustainable aviation in the freight sector, leveraging increased transparency of the GHG emissions from air freight services to drive decarbonization measures across the air transport sector.

Smart Freight Shippers Alliance

The Smart Freight Shippers Alliance (SFSA) China is a group of shippers (or buyers of freight) who work together towards a compliant, efficient, and sustainable China freight sector.

Regional Offices

Smart Freight Centre China

Smart Freight Centre has been operating in China since 2014, with a view to understand how logistics emissions reductions need to be realized by multinational companies operating in emerging economies and given China’s logistics sector is a large and growing contributor to the global GHG emissions.

Smart Freight Centre India

Smart Freight Centre India (SFC India) aims to minimize the climate impact of the freight and logistics sector in India.  Targeting one of the world's largest freight markets, SFC India recognizes the urgent need to address the projected increase in CO₂ emissions.

Training and services