CP launches carbon emissions calculator

Canadian Pacific has launched a web-based carbon emissions calculator, giving customers insight into the carbon footprint of its freight rail transportation services.

The tool enables complex, tailored emissions calculations and incorporates customer-specific shipping details to calculate route and commodity-specific greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

The carbon calculator allows CP’s customers to explore the impacts of their emissions footprint and make decisions to reduce freight transportation emissions by choosing the lowest carbon-emitting transportation mode.

“CP is committed to operating sustainably and being part of the solution in the transition to a less carbon intensive economy in North America,” said Keith Creel, CP president and CEO. “We are pleased to provide customers with a tool that allows them to better understand the carbon footprint associated with their shipping options and make informed choices that benefit the environment.”

The carbon emissions calculator provides a framework to engage across the value chain to identify and collaborate on opportunities to reduce GHG emissions within supply chains, the company said.