ALICE Plenary, 15-16 December 2021, online

ALICE Plenary is open to members and countries representatives in ALICE Mirror Group

More than 150+ members participated in ALICE plenary

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 On the first day, François Régis Le Tourneau ALICE Chair & Vice President Corporate Responsibility – L’Oréal For the Future. L’ORÉAL, introduced the plenary highlighting the growth, renewal, power of ALICE and the excellent members in terms of leadership in logistics and supply chain innovation towards decarbonization.

The work plan and budget of ALICE for 2022 was shared, discussed an approved including 8 main areas of work. The focus in 2022 will be on further structuring the portfolio of activities of ALICE and improving internal communication to make it easier for members to: get an overview, identify programmes of potential interest, be able to go in more detailed information on each programme.

Philippe FROISSARD. Head of Unit. Future Urban and Mobility Systems. European Commission DG R&I  gave an update on the Horizon Europe programme, opportunities in 2022 and the work programmes 2023-2024 preparations kick off highlighting ALICE role to define priorities aligned with the needs of the freight and logistics sector.

Practical presentations were given by ALICE members:

Prof. Alan McKinnon, Professor of Logistics at  Kuehne Logistics University, presented ALICE Decarbonisation Roadmap after 2 years summarizing achievements and challenges we are facing. This was followed by practical presentations of Mr Pietro D´Arpa, Vice-President Supply Chain Procter & Gamble. who presented ALICE zero emissions logistics roadmap in practice. The case of Procter & Gamble. Procter & Gamble has recently published the company vision towards net zero in 2040 with an important milestone in 2030 of halving emissions. Mr Luc Nadal. CEO GEFCO proposed the path to decarbonising long-haul trucking: open and collaborative.

The 2nd day of the Plenary was kicked off with first external presentation on the New Urban Mobility Framework by  Mr. Torsten Klimke, European Commission DG Move, giving his insight on roles of logistics and freight transport in the new Urban Mobility Framework, that was for the first time presented in ALICE Plenary after publication on 14th December.

Moreover, we celebrated the launching of the Joint POLIS & ALICE guide for advancing towards zero emission city logistics with a presentation by Charlotte Migne, ALICE Urban Logistics Chair and FM LOGISTIC Group Sustainable Development Director and Lola Ortiz Sanchez, POLIS Urban Freight Working Group Chair and Director General for Mobility Infrastructure and Planning, Madrid City Council. A round table discussion with the main authors of the joint guide followed in which the commonalities between companies and cities priorities and the contents of the Urban Mobility Framework were highlighted.

As a last point in the Agenda, Andreas Nettsträter, Fraunhofer IML presented the Open Logistics Foundation, which was recognized by ALICE members as a very interesting initiative to implement elements described in the ALICE roadmaps, particularly on governance for collaborative initiatives.