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Preparing for Change:

Embrace Scope 3 Emissions Accountability with Zeus for a Greener Future

17th August 2023

Written by

Dr. Christopher de Saxe

Head of Sustainability

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As governments worldwide strive to enforce emissions reduction targets and regulations, companies are facing increased pressure to track and minimise their carbon footprint across all aspects of their operations. Scope 3 emissions, which encompass all indirect emissions not directly from owned assets or energy consumption, have become a critical focal point for businesses aiming to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

In the European Union, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) has already made Scope 3 emissions reporting mandatory for over 50,000 companies. The United Kingdom is following suit, with the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) policy encouraging over 12,000 companies to report Scope 3 emissions. Moreover, the impending Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) in the UK, expected in 2024, are poised to make Scope 3 emissions reporting mandatory. This means that companies must now incorporate emissions such as their supply chain and transport emissions into their decarbonisation strategies and progress tracking.

Enter Zeus, offering companies a tangible pathway to enhance their freight transport while achieving significant emissions reductions. With a dedication to decarbonising freight and adopting sustainable business practices globally, Zeus provides innovative solutions that align with the pressing need to eliminate Scope 3 emissions for your company.

Why Invest in Zeus for Sustainable Freight?

Zeus acknowledges that the status quo of empty miles, inefficient vehicle utilisation, and fossil fuel consumption is no longer sustainable. To address this challenge, we leverage new technology, fuels, and forward-thinking approaches to drive real improvements in freight transport, such as intermodal strategies. Our commitment is underlined by our founders, who recognise the urgency of climate responsibility and the necessity for businesses to embrace decarbonisation with trust, as we view sustainable freight as the linchpin in building a successful future where both business and the planet thrive harmoniously.

Pioneering Solutions:

Zeus has set out to establish a universal standard that facilitates collaborative efforts to reduce the environmental impact of global freight and cultivate a green supply chain. Our journey commenced with our next-generation digital freight platform that optimises routing and mode choice and vehicle utilisation, making the shift to low-carbon freight easier for both shippers and hauliers. Moreover, we are leading the way as the first digital freight transport provider to prioritise to low-carbon freight solutions, with an emphasis on renewable diesel, modal shift, and soon electric HGVs, a groundbreaking move that underscores our commitment to innovation and sustainability. Our low-carbon solutions have already demonstrated an 84% reduction in carbon emissions on formerly diesel-run lanes.

In addition to our innovative solutions, we are committed to making a positive environmental impact as a business. For every load transported through our platform, a tree is planted as part of their partnership with Ecologi, a company dedicated to global reforestation initiatives, and our technology platform and web hosting are all powered by renewable energy. We also support our staff to minimise their carbon emissions through a hybrid working policy and an electric car leasing scheme.


As the world ushers in a new era of sustainability, companies are called upon to not only comply with reporting regulations, but also to take proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprint in line with published targets. Scope 3 emissions reporting is becoming an integral part of this journey, and investing in sustainable digital freight solutions with Zeus offering businesses a tangible way to navigate this evolving landscape. With our commitment to decarbonisation, we are leading the charge toward a more sustainable future for freight transport. It's not just about improving business operations – it's about embracing a future where both commerce and the planet thrive.

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