Pledge puts emissions calculator on WCA website


Climate-tech company Pledge has integrated its Freight Emissions Calculator with freight forwarder network WCAworld’s website.

The calculator allows users to measure freight emissions globally across all modes of transport by entering cargo details, origin, and destination. Users can refine results by entering additional shipment data, including shipment legs, port calls, stopovers, transhipments, and warehousing.

Pledge chief executive and co-founder David de Picciotto (pictured, above), said: “New reporting regulations are being rolled out globally, requiring shippers to calculate and report on emissions, including in their supply chains.”

Regulations such as the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) in the European Union (EU) are already in force while the EU’s recently proposed Green Claims Directive and the UK’s Sustainable Disclosure Requirements (SDRs) will also mandate reporting of supply chain emissions, meaning shippers will soon have to get access to this data from their forwarders.

WCAworld chief executive, Dan March (pictured, below), added: “Providing WCAworld members with an industry-leading emissions calculation and offsetting tool enables them to offer their customers the data they require and helps the independent forwarding community stay at the forefront of changes required by new environmental regulations.”

Pledge’s calculator is accredited by the Smart Freight Centre to Global Logistics Emissions Council Framework standards for the calculation and reporting of logistics emissions. This means it is also ISO 14083-aligned.

Test Pledge’s Freight Emissions Calculator on the WCAworld website here: ECO Program (