The transportation of goods worldwide is a significant contributor to the CO2 emissions associated with e-commerce. In 2020, the shipping and return processes of products were responsible for a substantial 37% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Projections indicate that by 2030, the number of delivery vehicles is set to surge by 36%, resulting in approximately 7.2 million additional vehicles.
This expansion is not only predicted to raise CO2 emissions by around 6 million tonnes, but it will also lead to a 21% increase in commutes as vehicles encounter greater traffic congestion and longer travel times. Many of these companies are simultaneously advancing sustainability initiatives.