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This blog discusses Oracle's sustainability-related solutions and some of the sustainability activities at Oracle.

  • July 3, 2019

The Role of Environmental Sustainability in Freight Transportation

By Jon Chorley, Oracle Chief Sustainability Officer and Group VP SCM Product Management

I recently had the pleasure of attending and speaking at “The Movin’On Conference” in Montreal, Canada. This annual conference is organized by Michelin, a valued Oracle customer, as part of its commitment to help create the future of sustainable mobility. This world summit has been called the “Davos of Transportation” in that it brings together thought leaders from all aspects of the public and private sectors and fosters a free exchange of ideas with the common goal of creating a better path forward.

To prepare for my panel session my team collected some material on transportation, focusing on freight transportation, and its impacts on the environment. Their findings were so fascinating and illuminating I decided to create a whitepaper to share them with you. I highly encourage you to read and share it with any friends and colleagues that you think might be interested as well so that we can all be further educated on what can be done to reduce the environmental impact from our freight delivery choices.

This whitepaper addresses the following questions:  

  • How important are transportation related emissions?
  • How is e-commerce impacting transportation and associated emissions?
  • Should we all be going to the mall instead of buying online?
  • What is the impact of delivery fleets on emissions?
  • What about small package delivery by drones?
  • Are there other emerging technologies that can help?
  • Are there other ways to maximize truck efficiency?
  • What about using rail and ocean and should we electrify?
  • How can Oracle software help?

I hope you find the facts and figures as thought-provoking as I did.

If you would like more information on how Oracle’s solutions enable sustainability, visit oracle.com/green.

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