International parcel and express service provider DPD deploys LogEC for CO2 calculations compliant with EN 16258 and French decree no 2011-1336

Frankfurt/Paris, July 4, 2013 – Emissions calculator “LogEC”, developed by management and technology consultancy BearingPoint, is the first emissions calculator to meet both major European standards: EN 16258 and French decree 2011-1336, as certified by Bureau Veritas Certification. Companies using LogEC can now calculate their emissions in a transparent, standardized and accepted way across Europe.

As the first one in the market, international parcel and express service provider DPD chose the latest version of LogEC, offering individual CO2 calculations to its clients.

„An increasing number of customers want to know how much CO2 is emitted by parcel shipping operations”, explains Gerd Seber, Sustainable Development Manager at DPD GeoPost (Germany), adding: „The decisive factors in this respect are providing the greatest possible transparency and taking into consideration customer-specific features such as the size, weight and transport route of the individual parcels. In addition, reliable measurements are also a precondition for DPD's carbon-neutral shipping. Reducing and offsetting your emissions is only possible if you have a precise idea of what these emissions are. All of these factors finally led to the decision to use LogEC to calculate our CO2 emissions.”

Matthias Loebich, Partner at BearingPoint: „In the past ‘green’ or ‘sustainable’ topics were not a major focus for logistics businesses – but this has changed. Public attention is now very focused on these subjects and they have become major competitive issues. Not just for customers but also for analysts and rating agencies as they assess companies for sustainable maturity.“

About LogEC

LogEC supports companies in defining sustainable processes by allowing them to calculate and analyze the effects of each transport method (down to individual shipments or parcels, pallets etc.) and understand and identify optimization potential. In addition, the effect of the implemented actions can be tracked by LogEC. Due to the integration of the logistics network data from leading service providers, the tool also becomes useful in modeling subcontractors’ and shippers’ operations and emissions – an innovation on the market right now. LogEC supports both an exact carbon calculation for completed transport routes as well as the simulation of transport scenarios for answering tenders or confirming reduction targets. LogEC’s best result accuracy can be achieved with detailed information e.g. from track and trace or onboard data. Data gaps are closed by using standard values from official databases, for example from the Handbook on Emission Factors for Road Transport. Whether by train, ship, plane or truck, the greenhouse gases of all methods of transportation as well as global multimodal transportation chains can be evaluated. In addition, LogEC easily interfaces to SAP for the import and export of relevant data.


Transport is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU with the sector being responsible for about a quarter of all emissions. By 2050 an increase of traffic by 40 percent is expected. Regulations and laws are on the way for all modes of transportation:

  • From October 2013, all transport emissions in France have to be assessed by law (French decree 2011:1336)
  • Since 2012, air traffic is part of emissions trading
  • Sea freight: Efficiency Design Index (since 2013) and Sulphur Oxides (SOx) - Regulation 14 (since 2010) are mandatory
  • Since 2013, the European norm EN 16258 is official: Standardized emissions calculation rules for all 
  • transportation modes
About DPD

With the shipment of 2.5 million parcels a day DPD is a leading international provider of parcel and express services. The company has the most efficient road network in Europe and delivers to 230 countries worldwide. Customers can choose services from an extensive product range of national and international parcel and express services for business and home deliveries. A workforce of 24,000 and 18,000 vehicles operate at more than 800 locations. The majority shareholder in DPD with 83,32 % shareholding is the GeoPost Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French Groupe La Poste. With a consolidated turnover of 4.026 billion euros in the year 2012 GeoPost is currently Europe's second-largest provider of express parcel services. In Germany DPD is the market leader in national and international B2B parcel services. It has 75 depots country-wide and over 4,500 DPD Parcel-Shops, with a workforce of 7,500 and 7,000 vehicles in daily operation on behalf of the customers in B2B and B2C parcel shipping.

About BearingPoint

BearingPoint consultants understand that the world of business changes constantly and that the resulting complexities demand intelligent and adaptive solutions. Our clients, whether in commercial or financial industries or in government, experience real results when they work with us. We combine industry, operational and technology skills with relevant proprietary and other assets in order to tailor solutions for each client’s individual challenges. This adaptive approach is at the heart of our culture and has led to long-standing relationships with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations. Our 3500 people, together with our global consulting network serve clients in more than 70 countries and engage with them for measurable results and long-lasting success.

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