Bolloré Logistics Korea Promotes Train and Goes ZERO AIR for Domestic Business Trips

May 24th, 2019

Around 23% of the world’s CO2 emissions are linked to transport and mobility activities, mostly due to land transport modes like cars, while air transport amounts to about 5%. Moreover, 18% of the fine particles pollution appearing now in most of the big cities worldwide is also attributed to the transport sector.

International trade is therefore adapting now to these new constraints. This also means that, on our end, we should adjust our life and business styles to a more sustainable way as soon as possible. Following its first response to the “Climate Change” CDP questionnaire in 2018, for which Bolloré Logistics received a “B”, and to ensure that its transport activities are in line with Paris COP21 protocol, while maintaining its growth, the Company has put in place its climate strategy. As a result, it is committed to reducing emission intensity by 30% CO2eq with regards to scopes 1 and 21 by 2027 compared to 2017.

At the same time, as 94% of Bolloré Logistics’ CO2 emissions come from the transport execution handled by third parties and decided by customers, the Company encourages its customers to use the lowest CO2 impact transport modes by offering them eco-friendlier transport solutions in order to be consistent with its CSR program Powering Sustainable Logistics. In fact, while a short-haul flight emits on average 1.474 KG of CO2 per 1 ton transported over 1 kilometer, a train emits 50 times less, with an average of only 0.0285 KG per 1 ton transported over 1 kilometer2. Air travel is as well now the fastest growing contributor to global warming. Many Bolloré Logistics’ customers have already targeted objectives to reduce CO2 emissions in the next 5 to 10 years, and some up to 50% of their CO2 emissions. 

Based on the Company’s CSR commitments, the reality of our world, and considering that most of the big economical centers in Korea are roughly at equal distance and travel time from the capital city Seoul, by plane or train, Bolloré Logistics Korea has taken the decision to solely promote train use and to stop using air transport for domestic business trips.


Picture (Upper row, from left to right): Bryan LEE, Senior Sales Support; Danny KIM, Junior Sales Executive; James NAMGOONG, Healthcare Senior Development Manager; ShinKyu CHOI, Senior Sales; Aaron PARK, Sales Support, Maria MOON, OMC&QHSE Manager; ByunChul OUM, Head of Front Office.
(Lower row, from left to right): Brad KIM, Regional Sales Process Manager; Annie AN, Sales Support; April JEON, Sales Support; Young-In JANG, Senior QHSE Executive.


1 The GHG Protocol Corporate Standard classifies a company’s GHG emissions into three ‘scopes’. Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources. Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions from the generation of purchased energy. Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions (not included in scope 2) that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions. In the case of Bolloré Logistics, our scopes 1 and 2 are: fuel for vehicles (directly owned + company cars), electricity and other energy consumptions, refrigerant gases.
2 Based on GHG Protocol emission factors. Short-haul flight is ranging between 464 –1,108 km.

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