Environmental Impact

WORKING WITH CUSTOMERS TO CONSERVE RESOURCES AND ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY

Descartes’ logistics and supply chain solutions help customers automate, streamline and secure the flow of goods and information in ways that result in a significant positive impact on the environment. 

Every year we help save:
>552,000

Metric Tons of CO2

552,000 tons of CO2 =
>110,000

Cars' Annual Emissions

>212,000

Acres of Forest - Annual CO2 Sequestration

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By helping to reduce fuel consumption and paper, Descartes helps reduce greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, and other polluting emissions from burning fossil fuels for transportation, paper production and waste decomposition in landfills.

Moving goods requires documentation. Descartes automates manual processes with solutions that eliminate paper-based shipment manifests, customs filings, driver logs, proof of delivery, invoices, warehouse pick sheets and other logistics and supply chain documents.


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We eliminate more than 1.86 billion sheets of paper a year, which saves: 
223,000

Trees

238,000

Million BTUs of Energy

199,000,000

Gallons of Water

11,000,000

Pounds of Solid Waste

We help save more than 727 million liters of fuel every year, equivalent to:
>4.5

Million Barrels of Oil

>61,000

Trips Around the Earth for a Delivery Truck

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fuel gauge

Transporting goods requires fuel. Descartes helps reduce fuel consumption with technology solutions that consolidate shipments, optimize routes, enhance utilization, improve precision, and steer customers toward greener delivery choices. This cuts drive distances, curbs idle time, and helps best utilize transportation assets.

*INFOGRAPHIC CALCULATIONS WERE MADE USING THE PAPER CALCULATOR FROM ENVIRONMENTAL PAPER NETWORK, THE VEHICLE CO2 EMISSIONS CALCULATOR FROM COMMERCIAL FLEET, FUEL ECONOMY DATA FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, AND IDLING EMISSIONS DATA FROM DIESELNET AND FROST & SULLIVAN

The savings and projections reflected in these infographics are based on a number of assumptions, estimates and calculations. Descartes believes that each of these are reasonable and supportable in the context in which they have been calculated but the numbers and quantities expressed are not the result of actual measured amounts and instead are forecasted amounts. Readers are cautioned to view these infographics in that context and to use them only for informational purposes.

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