Route to Net Zero

The Route to Net Zero campaign has been launched by Logistics UK to help the logistics industry come together to achieve Net Zero as quickly as possible, and to identify what logistics needs to succeed in this ambition.

Route to Net Zero


We know our members are already taking important steps to help lower greenhouse gas emissions across their operations. Many operators are investing in lower carbon fuels and technologies, changing their business practices to improve the efficiency of their fleet operations and providing training to encourage good driver behaviours to lower fuel consumption and emissions. But to achieve Net Zero, much more needs to be done across all logistics transport modes and all parts of the supply chain, such as distribution centres and

Logistics UK will work with our members, the Government and policymakers to help make this goal a reality.  


Policy Manifesto  

Working with our members, Logistics UK will launch a comprehensive policy manifesto ahead of COP26 in November to help the Government and policymakers understand how it can help industry realise Net Zero by 2050. 


Member call to action 

Logistics UK is asking our members to support the campaign  and commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to speed up the UK’s path to Net Zero by 2050.

We know the pathway to Net Zero will be challenging for many of our members, as the technology solutions are still being developed, but we will work to ensure our campaign  is meaningful and can translate into real action.

To sign up to the Route to Net Zero pledge, please complete the application form, available to download here and return, along with a copy of your company’s CSR/Environmental Report to Michelle Gardner:


How members can get involved

In addition to signing up to the Route to Net Zero commitment, members can get involved by joining our Environment Working Group, which helps to shape and inform Logistics UK’s policy positions on environmental issues affecting logistics and the supply chain. The group meets at least three times a year and represents a wide range of sectors. For more details contact Denise Beedell.


The Route to Net Zero Logistics policy paper

Logistics UK has produced a policy briefing paper on the Route to Net Zero logistics, which can be downloaded here. This provides an overview of the challenge the industry faces, and the key priorities for achieving Net Zero as quickly as possible:  

  • A routemap and plan from Government that provides confidence and clarity for the logistics industry.
  • Certainty on commercially viable, zero tailpipe emission technologies for HGVs by the mid-2020s.
  • Incentives to help overcome higher upfront purchase prices, until the market matures.
  • Rapid development of recharging and refuelling infrastructure for all commercial vehicles.
  • A fair and equitable approach to funding power upgrades for depots.
  • A clear policy framework to support alternative fuels for HGVs that can lower emissions today.
  • Research and investment into a multimodal approach for logistics, helping support the movement of goods via rail, water and air.

Our future policy manifesto aims to provide more detailed recommendations and steps that are needed to make Net Zero a reality for logistics as quickly as possible.


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Policy Manager



Michelle Gardner - Head of Public Policy 

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To sign up to the Route to Net Zero pledge, please complete the application form, available to download here and return, along with a copy of your company’s CSR/Environmental Report to Michelle Gardner.

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FREE Webinar - COP26: The route to net zero for logistics

Wednesday 10 November | 11.00 - 12.00

On Transport Day at COP26, Logistics UK will be launching its ‘Route to Net Zero’ manifesto via a free webinar.


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