Determining a method for calculating CO2 emissions in transport and the effect of emission regulations on supply chain design, by Robbie Schers (with Dow Chemical)
June 7, 2013
This thesis describes the project conducted at Dow Chemical as part of the Carbon Regulated Supply Chains project initiated by the European Supply Chain Forum. The thesis has three main goals. The first goal is to determine a method for calculating CO2 emissions from transport. The second goal of the project is to get a better understanding of the CO2 emissions regulations that are currently developed or implemented. Combining these two previous goals leads to the third goal; what is the effect of the emission regulations on supply chain design. Based on the data it can be concluded that switching modalities can be a worthwhile approach for companies in an effort to reduce emissions. With regard to the emission it can be stated that in many cases the regulations lead to significant cost increases but limited incentive to reduce emissions.