Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation reports it achieved “impressive first-year results” from its Cloverleaf Sustainability Program aimed at reducing carbon emissions in supply chain logistics.
Odyssey launched its Cloverleaf program in August 2021, fortified by the belief that sustainability can increase economic value for shippers and carriers—while also allowing everyone involved in the supply chain to become better stewards of our planet.
Using advanced data collection tools and the European Chemical Industry Council (CEFIC) and European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) guidelines, Odyssey estimates the program reduced carbon emissions for its clients by 444,367,755 kg (489,831 tons) in 2021, surpassing the original projection of 272,155,422 kg (300,000-plus tons). In 2022, Odyssey said it expects greater declines in carbon emissions through the Cloverleaf Program, with an anticipated reduction target of 479,916,150 kg (529,017 tons).
“The Odyssey Cloverleaf program achieved exceptional results for our clients in 2021 as the supply chain and logistics industry collectively strives to lower our environmental impact,” said Keith Hancock, chief executive officer of Odyssey. “The program’s success proves that environmental stewardship can be achieved alongside driving business growth forward. In 2022, we are excited to continue this critical momentum.”
The program leverages new ways to advance sustainability, reduce costs, improve margins, and better serve every organization and person along the supply chain, Odyssey sid. To that end, the company has explored and invested heavily in current and emerging technologies, including electrification, alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs), internet of things (IoT) enabled devices, predictive/prescriptive analytics, and telematics. To enhance customer involvement, Odyssey created automated commercial tools that empower its team to work with shippers and determine the most sustainable transportation mode for their needs.
Technology is not the only key to Cloverleaf’s success. Ingenuity in finding more sustainable transportation alternatives helped Odyssey clients overcome hurdles from ongoing capacity constraints, driver shortages, and border issues. Odyssey also partnered with clients on intermodal alternatives and leveraged its ISO tank division to convert bulk tank trucks to over-the-rail transportation. Both of these efforts kept products moving during unprecedented times, while reducing carbon footprint, Odyssey maintained.
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