CCL Logistics earns global recognition for pioneering carbon emission calculation

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TROON-BASED CCL Logistics & Technology (CCL) gains global accreditation for its innovative feature – Greener Routes, becoming the first UK logistics services group recognised by the Smart Freight Centre (SFC).

CCL’s transport management system myCCL is now accredited by the international non-profit organisation SFC, focusing on reducing the emissions impact of global freight transportation. The system calculates Scope 3 emissions related to logistics and transportation, encompassing all indirect emissions in a company’s value chain. These emissions typically constitute over 70% of a business’s carbon footprint.

Headquartered in Troon, CCL’s technology platform, developed at its Innovation Centre in Bellshill, has garnered global attention for aiding customers in measuring, managing, and minimising Scope 3 carbon emissions.

Callum Bastock, CEO and Founder of CCL, highlighted the historic challenge of calculating emissions data and emphasised the system’s impact: “Now that myCCL automatically calculates the Scope 3 emissions for our customers, it’s much easier for them to understand the environmental impact each shipment has on their overall footprint.”

Bastock underlined the company’s three-year investment in the Transport Management System, noting the significance of sustainability in their offerings. “Sustainability is now absolutely front and centre of our offering,” he stated, expressing the company’s commitment to assisting customers in meeting climate change targets.

In May, CCL appointed John Murray as its first Head of Sustainability, bringing extensive environmental leadership experience to guide the company’s sustainability strategy. Bastock commended Murray’s expertise, stating, “John is one of the top executives in his field, it’s great to get him on board.”

The recent acquisition, bolstering sea freight expertise, aligns with CCL’s commitment to sustainability and follows its participation in Sir Tom Hunter’s Scale Up Scotland 2.0 programme in 2022.

In June, CCL reported a 21% increase in revenue, reaching £35.6 million for the year ending December 31, 2022.

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