Pursuing Carbon-Neutral Strategies
Onepak is committed to providing seamless carbon-neutral services across all lines of our business. We understand that carbon emissions are generated with each pickup and shipment through Onepak. However, while many companies talk about “carbon offsets,” it’s important to recognize not all offsets are created equal. “Carbon offset” is often used as an umbrella term to include emission reductions, avoidance and removals. There’s more than meets the eye, and knowing the difference is critical in forming accountability for each of our customers.
Reductions can help slow the pace of climate change.
Avoidance of emissions stops the acceleration of climate change.
Independently, these offsets do provide benefits, but neither actually reverses climate change. The only way to negate or reverse emissions is to REMOVE and store carbon.
Did you know only 5% of voluntary offsets are carbon removal? That means Onepak is already in rarefied territory.
Thus, to be considered truly “carbon neutral,” Onepak has committed to removing as much carbon as is emitted through the services we provide. To that end, Onepak devised a plan built around a phased approach and achievable goals—and then we beat those goals. Since we can’t control our logistics partners, we actively take responsibility for these emissions until each of our partners can successfully transition to low-carbon or genuine carbon-neutral services.
Onepak has chosen to partner with authenticated third-party verifiers of carbon removal that track their progress on blockchain to ensure complete transparency and accountability in our certification. We strive to empower the circular economy with each aspect of our business.
Reusable Transport Packaging Asset Management
beginning in 2017, Onepak brought IOT tracking devices to reusable packaging clients to enable them to make more efficient use of their assets. By using our tools to better track asset inventories and to better analyze dwell, transit and cycle times, companies can readily maximize the number of cycles each bin, crate, or reel logs in its lifetime. This means fewer transport packaging units need to be produced, minimizing the use of virgin materials to operate the supply chain.
Whereas carbon-neutral operations are integrated into our approach and are an attractive benefit for our customers and partners, tracking this forward-thinking methodology is just as critical in delivering on our promises.
In 2020 Onepak began a comprehensive analysis of our carbon footprint across all lines of business and for our own operations and technologies. As this process revealed opportunities for the company to reduce and offset its environmental impact, we created policies and processes to hold ourselves and our partners more accountable.
As a first step, Onepak has committed to purchasing carbon offsets for each line of business. To do that effectively, we have implemented the reporting infrastructure to support the measurement and management of our offset strategies. In turn, we can provide clients with a complete report to support their own sustainability and ESG initiatives.
Onepak has set, and actively meets, goals for reaching carbon neutrality for each line of our business – and the processes that support them. Through 2023, we’ve offset carbon footprints in our operations and technology, truckload freight, and much more:
For more information, talk to a sustainability expert.