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Transportation and storage

Includes the transportation and storage of products you buy from suppliers and those you sell to customers.
GHGP reporting position:
  • Scope 3 C4: Upstream transportation & distribution
  • Scope 3 C9: Downstream transportation & distribution
Preferred units of measurement:
  • Volume: litres, cubic metres
  • Weight and distance: tonne-miles, tonne-km
  • Currency: GBP, USD

Data required

Transportation emissions should be calculated in this priority order:

  1. Fuel-use
  2. Total weight.distance by vehicle type
  3. Total spend on fuel or service

Suppliers are unlikely to provide fuel-usage data.

Transportation data in this order of priority:

  • Total volume of fuel used or
  • Total weight.distance by vehicle type
  • Total spend on fuel or service
  • Mode of transport (eg. truck, plane)
  • Weight of shipment
  • Number of shipments
  • Distance travelled
  • Origin/Destination locations
  • Dates of consumption
  • Any other data, eg. purchasing data
  • Assigned Segment

Not all fields may be applicable.

Who in your organisation has this data

  • Supply chain/Logistics manager
  • Operations manager
  • Procurement team

Sources of this data

  • Logistics report
  • Suppliers and supplier logistics system
  • Accounting, purchasing or ERP systems

Preparing the data

Preparing data in a flat file structure will allow you to add your data to Consequence quickly and get carbon footprint calculations automatically.

Template: Transportation and storage data

About Consequence.

Consequence offers the world’s most intelligent carbon accounting platform for Net-Zero.Consequence automates workflows across carbon footprint data collection, categorisation,calculation, tracking, targets, removals and reporting. The carbon management platform and our experts work in compliance with the GHGP, SBTi, TCFD and other global standards.