Welcome to the resources section for ADAPTING TO CHANGE, the second week of 4 in the COLD CHAIN LIVE! TOWARDS A NET ZERO COLD CHAIN series.
Here you will find links to thought-leadership papers and other relevant information plus this week’s leader’s interview video and the recording of the live workshop.
Here you will find links to papers from our speakers and other key reference sources containing useful information around this week’s theme.
Tom Southall, Policy Director, Cold Chain Federation
The Federation’s Policy Director, Tom Southall, sets out an overview of the short and long term change that will shape decision making within the cold chain.
Prof Jonathan Reynolds, Academic Director, Oxford Institute if Retail Management
Professor Jonathan Reynolds on how business leaders go about making decisions in times of uncertainty.
Gavin Parnell, Director, The Supply Chain Consulting Group
Gavin outlines the the synergies between supply chain efficiency and reducing carbon footprint.
Kirsten Tisdale, Principal, Aricia Logistics Consulting
Kirsten introduces her presentation at Friday’s workshop on how the goal of securing carbon efficiencies can be built into sound transport planning.
National Food Strategy (2020)
Last Mile urban freight in the UK: How and why is it changing? (Foresight: Government Office for Science, 2019)
Refrigerated warehouses as intelligent hubs to integrate renewable energy in industrial food refrigeration and to enhance power grid sustainability (LSBU Journal Article, Fikiin et al. 2017)
Energy Efficiency in Cold Stores: a practical guide (Cold Chain Federation, 2020)
This week Shane talks to Gavin Williams, Managing Director, Supply Chain UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics about how long term collaborations are at the heart of XPO’s strategy and ongoing success. Read Gavin’s blog here
The whole workshop and the individual presenters sessions can be found below together with copies of the slides.
SHAPING THE COLD CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: THE ROAD TO NET ZERO
PART ONE – SETTING THE SCENE
We are working to bring our industry together, to define what we mean by a net zero cold chain and to ask ourselves where the gaps are in our knowledge and where the potential is for collaboration. This paper starts the conversation and is the basis for engagement within and outside our industry.
Road to Net Zero Part 4 - Cold Store of 2050
The Cold Store of 2050 is our vision for how temperature-controlled warehouses could evolve to achieve a step change in energy efficiency whilst driving energy transformation in the UK as part of the transition towards a net zero economy by 2050. The report details the technologies which could become more widespread, the barriers to their adoption and how businesses, government and those responsible for the UK energy network will need to collaborate to ensure the opportunities and benefits detailed in this report are achieved.
SHAPING THE COLD CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: THE ROAD TO NET ZERO (PART THREE - THE JOURNEY TO EMISSION FREE TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED REFRIGERATION ON ROAD VEHICLES)
The Journey Towards Emission Free Temperature-controlled Distribution on Road Vehicles is our vision for how transport refrigeration units (TRUs) can transition away from diesel, to emission free alternatives in line with the UK’s decarbonisation and air quality targets. It sets out our view on the technological outlook for TRUs, how operators and manufacturers will adapt to drive down emissions and finally the financial, infrastructural and regulatory support which will be required to enable us to meet our ambitious targets.
SHAPING THE COLD CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: THE ROAD TO NET ZERO (PART TWO - DEFINING A NET ZERO COLD CHAIN)
Although businesses operating the cold chain are committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other pollutants in line with UK Government targets, we are not as yet in a position to estimate the extent to which we can reach net zero by 2050 and to set our own firm targets. The guide sets out why it is imperative to determine the carbon footprint of the cold chain, and also the Cold Chain Federation’s commitment to not only support members to assess their own emissions, but to also support recently announced academic studies to assess the total emissions from the UK cold chain.
SHAPING THE COLD CHAIN OF THE FUTURE: THE ROAD TO NET ZERO (PART ONE - SETTING THE SCENE)
This document is the basis for the Cold Chain Federation's engagement within and outside our industry; to define what we mean by a net zero cold chain and to ask ourselves where the gaps are in our knowledge and where the potential is for collaboration.