Monitoring Greenhouse Gas emissions in European transportation – Van der Wal B.V.



Company Name / Department Van der Wal B.V.
Contact Person Edwin Schouten
 Location Utrecht, The Netherlands
Optional remote work 50% (flexible)
Travel expenses (own account or reimbursed by the company) Own account
Housing arranged by company No
Housing expenses (how much per month, own account or subsidized by the company) Own account
Internship compensation  €550,- per month
Study program Industrial Engineering (with focus on operations management)
ESCF community

Full member / CDT

Start date

February 2024


Company Description

Van der Wal is a logistics service provider with offices in The Netherlands, England, Poland and Romania.

Our mission is to offer the best possible sustainable transport solution based on honesty and respect for people and society.


Project Description

Project description:

Based on the newly published guidelines concerning the measurement of GHG emissions, we would like to help our over 200 carriers to report CO2 per trip.

They will have to do it soon per law and we want to take the heads up to set up the most efficient format.

This means that the guidelines and ISO norm (soon to be published) need to be analyzed and transposed into simple data input needs.

Once the needed data is identified, the project gets on a collaborative mode with the carriers.

There are a few challenges here because of the diverse background of these companies set all over Europe and because carriers can feel uncomfortable sharing data which can influence prices.

Goals of the project:

Set a useful, applicable and accurate format for our carriers to report Gas emissions. This must be set together with them and they need to be together with us in this effort. Our final goal is to be able to report emissions for each trip that we order. 


    – Invent a reporting template

    – “Sell” it to the carriers and help implement it

    Essential student knowledge:

    This project requires soft skills alongside analytical skills and a good understanding of sustainability impact of transport.



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