Organization Type
Non-Governmental Organization
91 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré
75008 Paris
Virginie Thouzery

AUTF (French Shippers' Council)

AUTF is the French Shippers’ Organization




  1. Participation in FRET21 emissions reduction program for shippers : The “FRET21” initiative aims to encourage businesses acting as shippers to better integrate transportation’s impact into their sustainable development strategy. Every business involved in FRET 21 will sign an agreement with the ADEME in which it will specify a CO2 emissions reduction goal and will pledge to undertake actions in order to achieve it. All companies are concerned, whatever their size and activities. From 2015 to 2020, 1,000 enterprises could be involved into the initiative, creating a 0.4 million ton reduction in CO2 emissions. “FRET21” should thus meaningfully contribute to expected efforts to reduce 2020 transport emissions to 1990 levels. The signatory company can implement different types of actions, divided into four axes: • loading ratio: optimization of palletized loads, and of delivery conditions; reduction in empty runs, pooled supply management … • Distance traveled: optimization of site positioning, of production allocation and of clients… • Means of transport: selection and optimization of road vehicles, use of alternative routes • Purchasing services: taking into account CO2 performance transport solution information when choosing transport companies