Our commitment to sustainability,
your journey to net zero

We understand the importance of your journey to net zero, the need to support your indirect emission reduction commitments and reporting traceable Scope 3 data.

As an important part of your value chain, we are in a position to collaborate for you to achieve your decarbonisation targets. We are committed to investing in a sustainable future both for our own business and yours. By applying the principals of continual improvement to our sustainability decision making, we have solutions that deliver measurable improvement.

Our commitments

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55% Reduction of our direct carbon emissions by 2033*
*against a 2020 baseline

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Commitment to
Science Based Targets initiative

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Commitment to be a
net zero organisation by at least 2050

Your journey



In comparison to road, rail offers many significant environmental benefits, from reduced CO2 emissions to improving local air quality and decongesting our roads.


The modal shift from road to rail can result in 76% lower carbon emissions and 129 HGVs taken off the road for every single freight train. Rail freight can therefore play a key role in meeting the government’s environmental targets and growing rail’s share of the surface freight market will be crucial in meeting the UK’s future carbon reduction targets. 

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Our journey to net zero couldn't be more important and with businesses now required to report their annual carbon emissions, we have developed two tools to help your business make this process easy.

- OMNIA allows our customers to monitor and report their overall or per-journey rail freight-related Scope 3 emission figures.

- Rail Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC) allows us to map the UK rail network to optimise freight planning, including detailed data on variables such as gradients and permitted weights for each route, generating accurate carbon emissions data for any train configuration on any rail route in the UK.

Scope 3 emission data is increasingly demanded by regulators, investors and customers as part of an organisation’s carbon reporting. But since the emissions are not generated directly by the business, and instead generated either upstream or downstream through their supply chain - it is often hard to obtain accurate data. That’s where OMNIA and REEC can step in and help. 

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Our pathway to net zero consists of the many emissions-cutting technologies and techniques. We know that decarbonisation relies on the development and trial of many different tools – with some of these innovations delivering immediate gains, while others may only pay off in the coming years.

Our journey

Scope 1, 2, 3

Using technology to minimise carbon emissions

At Freightliner we believe that there is no time to stand back and wait for a single solution; decarbonisation relies on the development and trial of multiple emissions-cutting technologies and techniques in line with the latest climate science.


We have identified our organisational boundary of Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 carbon emissions and we are committed to collecting and reporting our emissions on an annual basis.


Scope 1 – Direct emissions created by Freightliner’s activities.

Scope 2 – Indirect emissions from purchased electricity we use.

Scope 3 – Indirect emissions that occur across Freightliner’s supply chain.


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