Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way, has launched its new CarbonNet carbon management service.
CarbonNet gives Menlo’s systems the ability to capture, calculate, and manage emissions activity across a supply chain. The company is employing the service first through its own supply chain before rolling it out to others.
"In effect, we are using ourselves as the pilot customer. As we map and measure our facilities and operations, we are applying lessons learned and refining the program,” said Anthony Oliverio, vice president of supply chain services at Menlo.
Oliverio noted one of Menlo’s main goals for the program is to drive sustainability best-practices throughout its operations and eventually reach a goal of zero waste.
The data and findings Menlo obtains from measuring natural resource use and associated carbon output will be analyzed and made available to the customers of its warehousing and transportation management services.
The company said many of its customers are pursuing similar goals and initiatives, largely in the industrial sector.
Menlo has been piloting CarbonNet at 60 of its facilities in the United States for the past year.
Oliverio said there is "interest from several current customers who want us to expand the program outside of our four walls, and help them utilize these tools and processes for carbon profiling and management of their supply chain activities. We plan to commercialize CarbonNet and bring this service to the broader external market early in 2013."