Welcome to our study! We are examining companies’ efforts to improve the environmental sustainability of their logistics operations and the associated economic impacts. The survey builds on F&L’s previous survey in May 2020 and will provide data and insights for a joint F&L / KLU report to be launched in November. This report will aim to shed new light on the subject of sustainable logistics and offer recommendations to business leaders and public policy-makers.
 
The questionnaire is divided into seven sections. Some questions relate to your company, while others seek your professional opinion on key issues. We estimate that the questionnaire should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Confidentiality is assured. All the survey data will be anonymised and aggregated for analytical and reporting purposes and will not be shared with any other parties. You can find our privacy policy here. You can contact us at moritz.petersen@the-klu.org or audrey.macnab@europeanfreightleaders.eu.

Prof. Alan McKinnon
Dr. Moritz Petersen
Philip Evans
Audrey MacNab
Kühne Logistics University European Freight and Logistics Leaders Forum

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Section 1

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* 1. At what stage is your company in improving the environmental performance of its logistics?

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* 2. How closely aligned are your company's environmental efforts at the corporate level and across your logistical activities?

not aligned fully aligned
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* 3. To what extent is momentum building within your company to decarbonise its operations at a corporate level and within the logistics function?

  1 - no momentum 2 3 4 5 6 - strong momentum
corporate level
logistics function

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* 4. To what extent does the company measure its logistics-related CO₂ emissions?

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* 5. What type of target, if any, has your company set for reducing its logistics-related CO₂ emissions?

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* 6. To what extent is the environmental performance of the business reflected in the annual appraisal of senior management?

not at all to a large extent
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* 7. To what extent is there a need for managers in your company to acquire new skills to deal with sustainable logistics challenges?

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Section 2

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* 8. How does your company calculate the likely cost-effectiveness of environmental improvement initiatives for logistics?

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* 9. From your company’s experience, what proportion of logistics emission-reducing initiatives also cut costs?

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* 10. What have been the 3 most cost-effective ways of cutting your company’s logistics CO₂ emissions?

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Section 3

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* 11. To what extent does your company feel under external pressure to improve the environmental performance of its logistics from the following sources?

  1 - no pressure 2 3 4 5 6 - strong pressure
customers
shareholders
government/ EU
environmental organisations
competitors
financial institutions
other (please specify below)

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Section 4

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* 12. How strong an influence has digitalisation exerted on the management of your logistics operations over the past 5 years and is it likely to exert over the next 5 years?

  1 - no influence 2 3 4 5 6 - transformational
past 5 years
next 5 years

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* 13. Please rate the following developments in terms of their likely contribution to the decarbonisation of your logistics operation over the next 5 years?

  1 - no contribution 2 3 4 5 6 - major contribution
Vehicle telematics
Vehicle automation
Online platforms for logistics services
Advances in transport management systems (TMS)
Vehicle routing software innovation
Internet of things
Improved supply chain visibility
3D printing
Drones
other (please specify below)

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Section 5

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* 14. To what extent has your company collaborated with other organizations to improve the efficiency of its logistics operations?

  1 - not at all 2 3 4 5 6 - to a large extent
suppliers
customers
logistics providers
IT providers
competitors
other (please specify below)

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* 15. To what extent are collaborative initiatives with other companies improving the environmental performance and economic efficiency of your logistics operations?

  1 - not at all 2 3 4 5 6 - to a large extent
environmental performance
economic efficiency

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* 16. What are the three main barriers to closer inter-company collaboration on the decarbonisation of logistics operations?

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Section 6

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* 17. The European Green Deal aims to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions by 90% by 2050. How confident are you that this target can be achieved for European freight transport operations by 2050?

very little confidence full confidence
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* 18. Please rate the following set of possible EU policy measures in terms of their likely effectiveness in cutting logistics CO₂ emissions.

  1 - not effective 2 3 4 5 6 - highly effective
tighten fuel economy standards for trucks
promote more use of railfreight services
promote more use of waterborne services
relax truck size / weight constraints
extend Emissions Trading Scheme to all freight modes
support development of battery recharging network
support switch to hydrogen propulsion
support highway electrification for trucks
other (please specify below)

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* 19. What could be the main barriers to the Green Deal achieving the CO₂ reduction target for freight transport?

  1 - not a barrier 2 3 4 5 6 - major barrier
High growth in demand for freight transport
Inadequate levels of public funding
Reluctance of policy-makers to make radical changes
Current structure of the European freight market
Uncertainty about decarbonisation pathways
Long time required to restructure logistical systems
Lack of understanding of logistics trends / operations
Decarbonisation of electricity supply too slow
other (please specify below)

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Section 7

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* 20. How is recovery from the Covid-19 situation likely to affect your company’s efforts to cut logistics emissions?

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* 21. How likely is it that the following logistics-related trends could be reinforced by the COVID-19 pandemic?

  1 - very unlikely 2 3 4 5 6 - almost certain
Greater priority given to supply chain resilience
Relaxation of JIT replenishment
More localised sourcing
Reshoring / nearshoring of production
Digitalisation
Wider application of 3D printing
Automation of logistics processes
Modal shift from road to rail
Modal shift from aircargo to shipping
other (please specify below)

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Last Section

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* 22. In which of the following categories does your company fall?

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* 23. What is the main industrial sector in which your company operates (if multiple sectors, state "many")?

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* 24. What is your company's annual turnover?

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* 25. What is your job title?

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* 26. Please add any further comments you consider relevant:

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