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Website calculator to encourage reducing traffic emissions and fuel consumption

  • Health and safety
  • Land-use planning
  • Permitting processes / policy integration
  • Reporting official statistics
  • Socio-economic and environmental impact assessments

Challenge the practice is addressing: This practice addresses the usage of website calculators to encourage reducing traffic emissions and fuel consumption.

Concrete practice to achieve the expected goal: The idea behind this practice is to promote transparency regarding traffic emissions and to prove the benefits from both outward- and return loads by NCC One-Stop-Shop model. Specifically developed by NCC for corporate customers, such as cities, municipalities, and construction companies, as well as for carriers who can influence driving patterns, NCC One-Stop-Shop provides a preference for full loads in both directions. It is marketed primarily by NCC's sales staff to its clients. As a result of increased cost efficiency, lower fuel consumption, and fewer empty runs, emissions can be reduced. NCC developed One-Stop-Shop as a Nordic concept. This strategy proposes a one-stop approach, which means in practice that full loads will be given preference for both outbound and inbound trucks. As a result, they can prevent empty trucks from arriving at the quarry, or leaving empty trucks after they have brought backfill or recyclable materials.

Expected impact/goal of the practice: The expected impact is by cutting costs considerably to reduced fuel consumption and man-hours. It enables minimising the problems that material haulage causes in the form of noise and dust emissions and traffic congestion. Lower traffic volumes reduce wear on the road network.

Who is the target user group of the practice/intervention or implementing the practice/intervention? This practice is for companies in the extractive industry.

UEPG Sustainable Development Award Nominee
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Practice type
Report / document
Learning relevance
Case study
Unspecified (universally applicable)
Extractive life-cycle
Exploitation phase
Sustainability scope
Role and indicators for an inclusive Green Economy
Air emissions
System change potential
usage of website calculators to encourage reducing traffic emissions and fuel consumption