Big business has taken the fight against climate change and taken the wind out of the sails of many critics, sages and governments. The idea of responsibility for the state of the world merged with pragmatic business interests, and ethical appeals took the form of economic indicators. We think about what we want, we have no choice: the opposite of sustainability is unsustainability, the opposite of development is decline.
It is true that these are still the first swallows rather than a running trend. For example, road freight transport has not shown much in the green field yet. Although modern trucks emit less pollutants than tuned old car, few are filled with happily clogged roads with engraved tracks, while iron ones are overgrown with grass. Global logistics is far from sustainable. Many of us would be amazed to find a map of the route from the manufacturer to our basket in addition to the labels on the product packaging.
Commitments are pouring in again
You can only verbally criticize such a system, or start actively changing it.
IKEA will not avoid trucks, so at least it hopes to cut itself off from fossil sources of electricity and heat within three years. It has stepped on: it has halved CO2 emissions in six years. In 2014–2016, the share of renewable sources rose from 16% to 77%. It started with flat boxes and made it to the leading solar energy producer (in the USA).
DHL and Deutsche Post have joined forces to commit to reducing CO2 emissions by 30% within three years. How? Instead of cars, they will start sending bicycles and electric carts to city customers.
You say, the giants are pouring billions into it, but my trucks have to drive to make money. The objection is logical, the help is easy – its name is Tasha.
Sustainable development in transport – 10% for you and the global climate
Our program for optimizing the routes of distribution of goods reduces the consumption of diesel by 10% on average by simply finding a better delivery route for their cars. 10% of the kilometers saved is 10% of the saved diesel, and thus also 10% of carbon emissions, other pollutants and the total noise load.
10% of diesel is naturally 10% of its price. You don’t have to invest millions in ecology like DHL and IKEA and wait years for their economic appreciation – Tasha works right away.
It is good to know that we need not only to bleed on sustainable development, but also to make money immediately.
The calculation of CO2 emissions for your fleet can be found out with simple calculators, many of which can be found on various websites.
Thanks to these savings, we involved and nominated Tasha in the competition for the “SDGs Awards 2017” among other Czech private sector projects that best help to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
If our product is chosen among the top 5, we will be happy if you give your vote to Solvertech Tasha. Otherwise, you can support other projects in a public vote.
Sources: forbes.com, cleanenergynews.co.uk, globalnicile.cz