The COFRET project is co-financed
by European Commission Directorate
General for Research & Innovation as
part of the 7th Framework Programme
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Welcome to the COFRET website

COFRET was a collaborative research and demonstration project, part-funded by the European Commission between June 2011 and November 2014.  The project partners worked to provide industry, shippers, receivers and logistics providers with the opportunity to remove the uncertainty over calculating the carbon footprint of freight transport.  COFRET worked with existing initiatives that were already being developed by various stakeholders in the supply chain so that it was aligned with the needs of those responsible for shipping and transporting goods by whatever means.  COFRET used this approach to help in the standardisation of a carbon footprinting approach for supply chains and their individual elements.  This close co-operation between the research team and industry stakeholders was an integral element of COFRET. 

As part of the process of pulling together information about carbon footprinting of freight transport and forging links with existing initiatives the aim was to make the COFRET website the first point of reference for information on this issue.  Although the work of COFRET has now finished this website will be maintained to allow access to the project outputs and other reference information collated during the course of the project.

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