Couriers Go Green

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Catalogue of green solutions

Best practices examples

Repository of policies to support green business models

Repository of financial instruments and tools

Template C: Strategy document (Phase 2, Step 4)

Creating a draft of a strategy document involves the initial stages of planning and organizing your thoughts before refining and finalizing the document. Here’s a step-by-step approach to help you create a strategy document draft:


  • Define the Document’s Purpose: In this step, you clearly articulate the purpose and scope of the strategy document. It sets the foundation for the entire document and helps guide the subsequent sections.
  • Research and Gather Information: Thorough research is essential to gather relevant data and information related to green shift strategies in the courier and logistics industry. This step involves examining industry trends, best practices, regulatory requirements, and other sources to inform your strategy.
  • Outline the Document: Creating an outline helps structure your thoughts and organize the content flow of the strategy document. It provides a roadmap for the subsequent sections and ensures coherence and logical progression.
  • Executive Summary: The executive summary is a concise overview of the strategy document, that highlights its key points and Objective. It provides a top-level summary of the green shift strategies and their potential benefits.
  • Introduction: This section gives background information on the courier and logistics industry, emphasizing the need for greener operations. It may also touch upon the environmental challenges and opportunities in the industry.
  • Vision and Mission: This section outlines the desired future state (vision) and the overall purpose (mission) of the green shift strategies. It establishes the guiding principles and aspirations of the courier and logistics company in terms of sustainability.
  • Goals and Objectives: Here, you define specific goals and objectives that align with the vision and mission. These should be measurable, time-bound targets that address various aspects of greener operations, such as reducing carbon emissions, optimizing fuel consumption, or implementing sustainable packaging practices.
  • Strategy Development: In this step, you outline the specific strategies and approaches to achieve the goals and objectives identified earlier. These strategies may include adopting alternative fuel vehicles, optimizing delivery routes, implementing recycling programs, and leveraging technology for efficiency improvements.
  • Action Plan: The action plan section details the specific actions, tasks, and initiatives required to implement the identified strategies. It may include timelines, responsible stakeholders, and resource allocation to ensure systematic and effective execution of the green shift strategies.
  • Risk Assessment: A comprehensive risk assessment helps identify potential challenges, barriers, and risks associated with the implementation of the strategy. This step involves evaluating environmental, operational, financial, and regulatory risks and developing mitigation strategies.
  • Conclusion: The conclusion section summarizes the key points discussed throughout the document, emphasizing the importance of greener operations in the courier and logistics industry and reiterating the company’s commitment to sustainability.
  • Review and Revise: After creating the draft, it is crucial to review and revise the document for clarity, coherence, and completeness. This step ensures that the strategy document effectively communicates the green shift strategies and can be easily understood and implemented by relevant stakeholders

Template D: Final strategy and implementation plan (Phase 3, Step 3)

Template E: Update final strategy and implementation plan (Phase 3, Step 3)

Possible methods

Annex B

Table 15: List of resources to be made available in the TOOLBOX through steps and phases